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1 killed, 3 injured in shooting in Arvada

The incident appeared to be an altercation between motorcycle groups, Arvada Police said.

ARVADA, Colo. — One person was killed and three were injured in a shooting incident late Saturday in Arvada, according to police.

The incident happened about 10:20 p.m. in the area of North Lamar Street and West 60th Avenue, said a spokesperson for the Arvada Police Department (APD). It appeared to be an altercation between two motorcycle groups, according to APD.

"It was a large crime scene covering almost 10 blocks, with several guys on motorcycles shooting at each other," wrote Doug Jacobsen, the owner Jake's Roadhouse, a bar and restaurant in that area, on Facebook.

Arvada Police said on Facebook on Sunday that patrons of Jake's Roadhouse "called and gave fast information to police so we could get help for the injured."

APD identified the deceased victim as William Henderson, 43. Three other victims were in area hospitals.

9NEWS has learned that one of the injured victims is Ryan McPherson, a member of the band Nightwolf.

McPherson ran out of Jake's Roadhouse and into the street to help one of the injured bikers and was assaulted, though not shot, according to Jacobsen and another member of the band. As of Sunday afternoon, McPherson was in critical condition.

A fundraiser has been set up for McPherson. His band members also said they planned to play at Jake's Roadhouse on Sunday to raise money for him.

Arvada Police had closed North Lamar Street between Ralston Road and West 62nd Avenue late Saturday for the investigation.

There were no suspects in custody, APD said.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Arvada Police Department or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers  

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or by visiting metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers are notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

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. 

More information about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

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