Gunshot shatters quiet night and strikes light rail

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DENVER – Police are searching for a suspect who they say fired a gun during an altercation which started on a light rail train.

Police say a group of men began fighting while on the train and continued their scuffle after exiting at the E. 30th Ave. and Downing St. station at about 9:15 p.m. Sunday.

The violence escalated until one of the men drew a weapon and fired.

“One person apparently pulled a gun and fired some shots, one of which hit the light rail,” RTD spokesman Scott Reed said.

Witnesses told police the group fired at a passenger and that one of the assailants got onto the train and punched him.

The action was captured by RTD video surveillance which has been turned over to police.

No injuries were reported in the incident. The train was delayed for 30 minutes while police  interviewed witnesses.

Investigators have little information about the shooting and are unclear if the gunman was aiming at a passenger or if a stray bullet struck the train.

Officers did not locate any suspects or victims at the scene. Police said they were still interviewing witnesses and the gang unit is involved in the investigation.

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