BOULDER, Colo. -- The search for a possible second suspect involved in a bizarre shootout near a popular Boulder park continued late Sunday night.
About 2:15 p.m., multiple reports were called in of a gunman firing random shots into Boulder Creek near Central Park.
Two officers found the gunman under a bridge. They asked him to lower his weapon, but the man refused and continued to fire shots. At least one of the officers opened fire, shooting the man. It’s unclear if the gunman tried firing at police.
“We immediately deployed all of our resources to the area,” said Shannon Cordingly with the Boulder Police Department.
Officers saw a man, who appeared to be with the gunman, run off. As of Sunday night, investigators were still looking for that person.
Twenty minutes after police began their investigation, they heard another shot fired from the area of Central Park.
“We do not know if it’s from that person we are looking for or if it’s completely unrelated,” Condingly said.
At the time of the shooting, several people were around. At a nearby restaurant, owner Lewis Guarasci said he heard 15 shots and sent his customers into the basement.
“A lot of ladies [in the restaurant were] crying and people [were] worried,” Guarasci said.
Nearby, Lindsay Callaway was writing in her journal while on a lunch break by the creek when she saw the shootout unfold.
“I’m born and raised here and I’ve never seen anything like this happen,” Callaway said.
The Boulder native saw the gunman fall to the ground when officers shot him. She later recorded footage of paramedics taking him away .
“I saw the blood and he was soaking wet,” Callaway said.
It’s unclear whether the gunman survived after he was taken to a hospital.