DPD: One injured in southwest Denver shooting

The scene of the shooting

DENVER — One person was injured in a shooting in southwest Denver Sunday night, according to the Denver Police Department.

The shooting happened in the 1800 block of South Wyandot Street, which is just west of Ruby Hill Park. Shortly before 8:30 p.m., DPD said via Twitter that its officers were at the scene.

Police said the injured person was taken to the hospital. They did not provide details on their condition.

One man at the scene identified himself as the grandfather of the victim who, according to the him, is a 14-year-old girl. He said the girl was shot in the leg and her injury is not life threatening.

The man said the situation began as a car theft in the Green Valley Ranch area on the other side of Denver proper. There was later a confrontation involving the owner of the vehicle and the person accused of stealing it, which led to the shooting in which the girl was injured.

Just before 10 p.m., DPD confirmed that the victim’s injuries are not life threatening. However, the department has not disclosed the person’s age or gender.

An investigation is ongoing.

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