Man in Denver 4/20 shooting video questioned, released by police

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Denver police have interviewed a man they believed was involved with Saturday’s 4/20 marijuana rally shooting at Civic Center Park and apparently cleared him. (Photo: DPD and YouTube)

Denver police have interviewed a man they believed was involved with Saturday’s 4/20 marijuana rally shooting at Civic Center Park and apparently cleared him. (Photo: DPD and YouTube)

DENVER — Denver police have interviewed a man they believed was involved with Saturday’s 4/20 marijuana rally shooting at Civic Center Park but opted not to arrest him.

“The person of interest in video released by DPD came in & was interviewed by police & not arrested,” the department tweeted Monday. “The investigation is continuing.”

Police issued a media release Sunday in which they said they believed a black male who appears in a YouTube video of the incident “assisted the primary suspect after the shooting.” The man’s name was not released.

The shooting, in which three people were hurt, happened just before 5 p.m. Saturday near the east side of the Civic Center amphitheater. The victims include one man, one woman and one juvenile, Denver police said. The adults were hit in the legs, while the younger victim was grazed and walked to the hospital. All are expected to make full recoveries.

About 15,000 showed up to Civic Center Park for the event. The rally was described as a “peaceful rally” before the shots were fired. SkyFox was flying over the area when the shooting occurred, and thousands of people could be seen fleeing the area. Festivities planned for Sunday were canceled in the wake of the shooting.