BOULDER, Colo. — Boulder Police (BPD) on Friday released two photos of a person of interest wanted in connection with a shooting this week in which a woman was injured.
Officers responded to the shooting in the 1300 block of Canyon Boulevard about 10 p.m. Monday and found a victim, who was shot in the leg. She was unhoused and sleeping outside when she was confronted and shot. Officers applied a tourniquet and took her to a hospital for treatment. She's since been released.
The assailant ran away after the shooting, and police said Friday they do not believe the assailant and victim knew each other.
Boulder Police and the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, using a police dog, tracked the assailant's movements after the shooting. They said there was no indication the victim or the assailant were University of Colorado Boulder students.
Police are looking for a man in his 20s, last seen wearing a heavy winter jacket with "longer" brown hair, BPD said.
Photos released Friday show a man fitting that description.
Anyone with information about the shooting or suspect is asked to call the Boulder Police tipline at 303-441-1974 and reference case 23-01930. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
As a precautionary measure on Tuesday, the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) announced there would be heightened security patrols at schools near downtown Boulder.
As a result of the shooting, emergency alerts were sent to residents of CU family housing, advising them to stay inside. Early Tuesday morning, family housing was cleared and residents were asked to report any suspicious behavior to CU Police at 303-492-6666 or to call 911.
Tips can also be submitted to Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or nococrimestoppers.com.
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