LAKEWOOD, Colo. — At least three people were shot and two of them died from their injuries in Lakewood on Thursday, according to the Lakewood Police Department.
The shooting happened just before noon in the 5200 block of West 14th Avenue, which is near Sheridan Boulevard and just south of West Colfax Avenue.
There were three men with gunshot wounds when police arrived, according to a release. One of them died at the scene, and a second person died at the hospital, police said. The third person was taken to the hospital and is expected to live.
Multiple firearms were recovered at the scene, police said.
Investigators believe the three victims knew each other.
Police said Thursday afternoon that there was a fourth person who may have been shot, but they updated Friday that there was not a fourth person involved.
No one is in custody at this time, but police do not believe there is an active threat to the community.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Lakewood Police at 303-980-7300 and reference case LK23-010020.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit 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 is 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.
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