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2 men injured during shootout with police in Commerce City

It happened Monday evening on Brighton Boulevard between 72nd and 77th avenues.

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Two people were injured when at least one person in a car shot at officers and they returned fire in Commerce City Monday night, according to the Commerce City Police Department.

Police said around 6:15 p.m., they were called to the area of Brighton Boulevard and 75th Avenue for a report of a suspected DUI driver in the northbound lanes. When officers arrived, at least one person in the car shot at them, according to the police department. The officers returned fire, and the suspects sped away, according to police. 

Officers pursued the car until it crashed on Brighton Road near the intersection with 76th Avenue. The people in the car refused to get out, police said.

The Adams County Sheriff's Office and police SWAT team responded, and the scene was secured by 8:45 p.m., the sheriff's office said. 

Police said two men were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the incident. It's unclear how serious those injuries are. 

The sheriff's office asked people in the area to shelter in place while law enforcement secured the scene. 

Brighton Boulevard was closed for several hours between 72nd Avenue and 77th Avenue due to the investigation. 

Police said the 17th Judicial District Critical Incident Team is coordinating the investigation. 

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