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Neighbor heard about 30 gunshots at party where man died

Three girls were also injured in the shooting in the 2700 block of West 42nd Avenue early Sunday morning.

DENVER — A man was killed and three other victims were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning, Denver Police Department said.

DPD said officers responded around 12:55 a.m. to the 2700 block of West 42nd Avenue and found four victims with gunshot wounds.

The four victims were a man and three juvenile girls. DPD initially said one of the juvenile victims was an adult.

Police said just before 3 p.m. Sunday that the man died. He was identified Tuesday as 41-year-old Rudolph Jimenez, Jr. by the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner.

As of Monday, two of the girls were still at the hospital, but are expected to survive.

Investigators determined there was an altercation during a house party that led to the shooting. 

A shelter-in-place was issued for the area around 1:25 a.m. and lifted around 3:30 a.m. A DPD spokesperson said he believed it was lifted because it was determined there was no longer a threat in the area.

Police did not share any suspect information.

Neighbors told 9NEWS they called the police just after midnight to report a party at a home.

They said they heard gunshots in bursts up to 30 seconds apart just before 1 a.m. and could hear yelling. Two neighbors said they heard five more gunshots after police arrived, which was followed by the shelter-in-place order.

Several bullets also hit nearby homes that were occupied.

"It sounded like there was a party going on," said Chris Martin, one of the neighbors. "Three shots, it sounded like, went off inside."

Martin said he then looked out his window because there was a lot of commotion, which is when he saw about six muzzle flashes.

"That’s when I was like, 'OK, this is actually people shooting,'" Martin said. "I just like ducked down and ran into my bedroom."

Martin said he hid in his house and called 911. When he walked outside a short time later to see if he could help anyone, Martin said he heard five more gunshots in a side ally.

In total, Martin said he heard or saw about 30 gunshots. 

"It just kept going, and you could only hear people screaming," he said.

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