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DENVER - Denver police are investigating a shooting at a car wash that left a car riddled with bullets and the woman inside it at the time fearing for her safety.

The woman doesn’t want to be identified out of fear for her safety.

She said she was cleaning her car when two cars pulled up and opened fire. The car is undrivable with shattered windows and seats filled with broken glass.   

Six bullets hit the car. Two went through in the hood, two through the front passenger window and into the steering column, one hit the back window and another hole is in the front bumper.

The woman said she’s lucky to be alive and unharmed. It happened at a car wash near South Yosemite Street and East Hampden Avenue about 9 p.m. Saturday.

The woman said she was cleaning her car when two cars pulled up in front of her, opening fire.

Scott Ladwig was inside a restaurant just across the parking lot. He said several people on the smoking deck heard multiple gunshots and saw cars speeding away.  Ladwig stepped out to investigate

“I went bay to bay, front to back looking for brass, anything I could see,” he said. 

It wasn’t until daylight Sunday that the broken glass was spotted. 

“We’re talking one, two, three bays.  That’s 10, 20, 30 feet that has some of this glass spread across it,” Ladwig said as he walked along the shards of glass. 

Learning a woman’s car was hit leaves him questioning a motive in a neighborhood that sees little crime.

“Very uncommon, very uncommon,” he said. “I have no idea what could have caused this or whatever.”

The woman said she didn’t see the shooter and doesn’t know why she would be targeted. Police believe it’s an isolated incident.  No suspect description has been released by police.


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