DENVER — One man was killed and two others were injured in separate shootings late Tuesday night in northeast Denver that police say appear to be gang related.
The first shooting took place about 8 p.m. near East 33rd Avenue and Krameria Street. Police say a man was hit while he was outside putting a child into a car. He was taken to a hospital and is in critical condition.
Neighbors said they heard six shots, then said the suspects fled the scene.
The second shooting happened at East 35th Avenue and Williams Street about 9 p.m. Two men were shot and one of them died. The second man was transported to a hospital in critical condition.
Descriptions of the suspects and the names of the victims were not released.
“This is obviously an ongoing situation that is happening,” Denver Police Department Commander Matt Murray said. “People do have to be careful. We are asking anyone involved in gangs. This is another signal that this is not the way to go. It’s time to stop. It’s time to stop the violence. Everybody needs to play a part in that.”
Police said they are doing all they can to stop the violence, but neighbors believe enough is enough.
“They need to just grow the hell up,” Veneasa Hall said. “There’s all this gang stuff. There are so many things going on in the world than you being in a gang.”
Anyone with information about either shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.