Four shot dead in Denver-area shooting spree
US: A lone gunman shot dead four people and wounded three, including a police officer, yesterday during a Denver-area shooting spree that unfolded at various locations and ended with police killing the suspect, authorities said.
The rampage began around 5pm when the gunman, who has not been publicly identified, shot and killed two women and wounded a man near downtown Denver, Police Chief Paul Pazen said a news briefing.
The suspect then fled in a car and fatally shot a man in east Denver’s Cheesman Park neighbourhood, before opening fire again in a west Denver community where no one was hit, Pazen said.
According to Pazen, the suspect twice exchanged gunfire from his vehicle with Denver officers pursuing him, disabling a police cruiser.
From there, the gunman drove into the neighbouring city of Lakewood, where he shot and killed a fourth person inside an unspecified business, according to Lakewood Police spokesman John Romero.
He then shot at police officers again, wounding one of them, before police shot him dead, Romero told reporters.
– THE MALAY MAIL