No injuries after shooting near Colorado State Capitol

DENVER -- Police investigated a shooting outside of the Colorado State Capitol on Thursday afternoon.

The shooting prompted a brief lockdown and closed Colfax Avenue from Lincoln to Grant streets as the Denver Police Department investigated.

Police said the shooting happened near Broadway and Colfax before moving up closer to the Capitol at Colfax and Sherman Street.

There were no reports of injuries and there was no threat to the public, police said.

Police have not released any suspect information.

Witnesses said they heard up to six shots being fired.

“I was just standing at the corner and I just heard gunshots. Turned around looked up and then just saw heard some more gunshots and I saw him running across the street and into the grass," witness Curt Schulz said.

"Someone was shooting at him while he was running away. There was gunshots. And as the gunshots were being fired, we were watching and everything like that.

"They brought the gurney over and apparently nobody got hurt but they did arrest the guy over there. He’s over in handcuffs over there.”

Police cleared the scene just before 4 p.m.

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