Two adults and two children have been shot at a dentist’s office in Westminster, Colorado, north of Denver. The motive for the shooting is still unknown.
Around 3:00 pm local time, gunshots were heard on 80th Avenue just east of Sheridan Boulevard in Westminster, next to a business complex full of medical and dental offices.
When police arrived at the scene of the crime at 3:05 pm, they discovered four gunshot victims in the parking lot, who were immediately rushed to a hospital. The conditions of the victims, which include two children, have not yet been made known to the public.
Big police presence outside Comfort Dental in Westminster at Sheridan and 80th in response to a shooting. I’ll have more details for you as I get them. pic.twitter.com/0GAM9UoBzq
— Elizabeth Hernandez (@ehernandez) June 14, 2018
Once Westminster police cordoned off the scene of the crime, they began to question witnesses, before issuing a manhunt alert for a black Toyota Corolla sedan, which, authorities believe, “fled” the scene of the crime.
Two hours after the alleged shooting took place, Colorado State Patrol managed to locate the vehicle and have taken a “person of interest” into custody.
***UPDATE*** Vehicle and a person of interest in custody ref shooting 80/Sheridan.
— Westminster Police (@WestminsterPD) June 15, 2018
Police are now trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. “Officers are working to figure out what transpired leading up to this shooting,” Westminster Police Investigator Cheri Spottke told reporters.
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