COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — It was violent night in Colorado Springs after two separate shootings left one person dead and five others injured.
The Colorado Springs Police Department said it was a juvenile who was killed outside a 24-hour restaurant after being gunned down shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday.
Two other juveniles were seriously injured and are in the hospital. Bullet casings were scattered across the parking lot.
Investigators used colored sticks to show the bullets’ trajectories but there have been no arrests so far.
The other shooting happened around midnight.
Nearly 12 hours after the shooting, officers had an entire swath of the neighborhood blocked off.
Investigators said it happened at a large house party in the 3800 block of Soft Breeze Way.
“When all the gunshots happened, they were just like coming from everywhere and everybody was going to their cars and we just ran to our cars and ducked down,” Yasmeen Bell said.
Deonte Vaughn said he was also at the party and heard gunshots repeatedly. When the shooting ended, three people had been shot.
“I noticed the cops over there and I said, ‘Hey, officer, there’s somebody in our yards,'” neighbor Larry Dickerson said. “And he went over there and drew his gun and I went back in the house.”
Investigators were going door to door late Sunday morning looking for anyone who might have seen something.
“Really the dog woke me up barking. You could hear probably arguments,” neighbor Luke Richardson said.
The sound of the gunfire made it seem like more than one gun was involved.
Bell and Vaughn came back to get their car but couldn’t because the crime scene was still roped off.
For now, though, they are glad they’re glad they’re OK.
The conditions of the three people shot range from critical to stable.
Police said their violent crimes unit is trying to identify suspects in both shootings.