JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Two people were driving in the Applewood neighborhood of Jefferson County when their car was shot at multiple times in what appears to be a "random and unprovoked" crime, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.
The shooting was reported around 10 p.m. on Tuesday in the area of West 32nd Avenue and Howell Road. It was reported by the victims and nearby residents who heard the gunshots, JCSO said.
The man who was driving was injured by shards of glass after a bullet pierced their windshield. He was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The passenger, a woman, was not hurt.
In all, the sheriff's office said their vehicle was struck six times by gunfire.
Investigators are continuing to work the case but so far have not identified any suspects or vehicles associated with the crime. At this time, the sheriff's office believes the shooting was random and that the victims were not targeted.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.
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From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted.
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