World Shocked by Colorado Police Killing Shooter After He Kills 4 People and Injures 2 More
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World Shocked by Colorado Police Killing Shooter After He Kills 4 People and Injures 2 More

  • A man in Colorado went on a shooting spree in Denver and Lakewood that killed four people and injured two
  • The shooter tried to flee on foot while police were pursuing him and started an exchange of gunfire, which resulted in the police killing him
  • The motive for the shootings are not yet known and police are actively investigating the case to find the reason

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DENVER - Yesterday night (27 December) a man in Denver, Colorado went on a shooting spree where he shot four people and injured one man before being killed by the police.

The man went to different locations around Denver and shot at people. In downtown, he killed two women and injured a man. He then travelled to Cheesman Park, where he shot and killed a man.

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He then drove to west Denver where he fired shots, but did not hit anyone. Denver police officers followed him with the intention of arresting him, SABC News reports.

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A gunman killed four people and injured one before he was killed by police in Denver, Colorado. Image: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images
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Denver gunman vs police

While the Denver police pursued the shooter, he shot at them and disabled their vehicle. then he drove to Lakewood and killed the fourth victim. The local police attempted to pull him over, but he started a gun battle with them before leaving his car and trying to run away into a hotel.

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The gunman shot a hotel staff member, resulting in injuries. He also injured a police officer and then the police shot and killed the shooter, according to CNN.

Denver and Lakewood police have not yet been able to ascertain why the gunman went on a shooting spree and are actively investigating the case.

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Reactions to the Denver shooting spree

@davonnesbb18 asked:

"What is it with Colorado and mass shootings?"

@batmanx_xx said:

"Can't imagine this will wake anyone up. If school shootings can't get people to understand things need to change then nothing will."

@SheriffEd_HCSO shared:

@geoffwilton2 remarked:

"Time to trot out thoughts and prayers again, rather than doing anything useful."

@KimPari91166221 said:

EMPD officer shot and killed during a shoot-out with illegal miners

In other news about shootings, Briefly News previously reported that police have confirmed that an Ekurhuleni Metro Police was shot and killed this morning during a shoot-out with illegal miners. The shooting took place in Primrose, Germiston between 6 am and 6.30 am.

The EMPD spokesperson Chief Superintendent Kelebogile Thepa stated that the illegal miners allegedly opened fire when the police arrived on the scene.

Three suspects have been arrested and one was found with a firearm. The suspect faces charges of illegal mining as well as murder, according to Thepa.

Source: Briefly News

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