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Man wounded in Brighton shooting

The shooting occurred at about 7 p.m. in the 200 block of N. 5th Ave, and prompted a shelter in place order to be put in place for several hours.

BRIGHTON, Colo. — The Brighton Police Department (BPD) asked nearby residents to shelter in place Wednesday night while officers searched for the suspect in a shooting that left a man with minor injuries.

The shooting occurred at about 7 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of N. 5th Ave., police said. The victim, who was not seriously hurt, had left the area before police or medical services arrived.

The police investigation was centered on the Brentwood Townhomes in the 2100 block of Bridge Street, which is just west of US 85, according to Brighton Police.

At about 10 p.m., the shelter in place order was lifted after police determined the shooting suspect was no longer in the city. 

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What led up to the shooting remains under investigation, however, police said they determined that the victim and suspect knew one another. No names are being released at this time as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information should call BPD at 303-288-1535.

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