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2 hospitalized after altercation escalates into gunfire outside Walgreens in Old Colorado City | Crime and justice

2 hospitalized after altercation escalates into gunfire outside Walgreens in Old Colorado City |  Crime and justice

A fight between two people escalated into gunfire outside an Old Colorado City business Sunday, leaving both hospitalized with gunshot wounds, Colorado Springs police said.

The original 911 call indicated there was an active shooter at the Walgreens at 3143 W. Colorado Ave., police spokesperson Ira Cronin said. Multiple agencies rushed to the scene, including Colorado Springs Police and Fire, Manitou Springs Police, Colorado State Patrol and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. A tactical team was also called in in case a gunman was barricaded inside the business, Cronin said.

Officers found one person outside the store with a gunshot wound. When police entered the Walgreens, they found a person hiding inside.







Walgreens shooting

Colorado Springs police officers on scene where reports of an active shooter at a Walgreens at Colorado Avenue and 31st Street on Sunday, June 16, 2024, prompted a heavy police response. Police arrived on scene to find one person with a non-life-threatening injury and another driving themselves to the hospital. According to Ira Cronin, spokesperson for the Colorado Springs Police Department, it is believed the two victims were involved in a disagreement that escalated. (Parker Seibold, The Gazette)






“At this time we are calling that individual as a witness,” Cronin said.

Investigators have learned that a second injured person left the scene and arrived at a hospital in his personal car, officials said.

A preliminary investigation revealed that two people got into an argument outside the store and multiple shots were fired, with several bullets hitting the building, Cronin said.

Both people, whose wounds are not believed to be life-threatening, are being questioned by police. But no arrests were announced and their names were not released.

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