Breaking: Denver gunman shot down

Bomb squad is dealing with evidence as neighborhood put on high alert after fatal shooting

By Natasha Lennard
Published August 16, 2013 6:33PM (EDT)

According to breaking reports from Denver, a shooter who was walking the streets and reportedly shot dead one woman and injured another has been taken out by police and is currently being held in a local hospital.

There are reports too of possible incendiary devices in the area, under investigation currently by a bomb squad.

According to Fox31, the local Denver affiliate station:

A tweet from the Denver Police Department around 11 a.m. confirmed that an active shooter incident was ongoing near the intersection of West Evans Avenue and South Irving Street. Witnesses reported that officers were tracking a man with a long gun and two propane tanks.

As of 11:15 a.m., police were saying via Twitter that the shooter was “down,” and that the individual had sustained a gunshot wound.

Around 11:30 a.m., police said the “shooting situation” had be “resolved,” and that officers were launching an investigation. Police also confirmed shortly after that time that a bomb squad was moving in to deal with “evidence” in the area.

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The Huffington Post reported on comments from Denver Police Chief Robert White:

White added that at least one woman was found killed in her home and that the suspect had "booby-trapped" the area, firing at least one propane tank that went off.

Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email

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