Authorities Search for 4/20 Shooting Suspects
KREX News Room
DENVER (AP) - Two people shot at a Denver pot celebration Saturday are expected to survive. A third juvenile was grazed by a bullet and walked to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Denver police say they're looking for one or two suspects after gunfire erupted, scattering a crowd of thousands gathered at a downtown park for the counterculture holiday known as 4/20.
Witnesses described a scene in which a jovial atmosphere quickly turned to one of panic just before 5 p.m. Several thought firecrackers were being set off, then a man fell bleeding, his dog also shot.
The annual pot celebration this year was expected to draw as many as 80,000 people after recent laws in Colorado and Washington made marijuana legal for recreational use.
Denver Police released a photo of a possible suspect in the incident. They believe the man assisted the primary suspect after the shooting.
He is the black male (pictured above) with a brown and white checkered shirt standing between the male in the red shirt and the male wearing the white hat.
The suspect believed to be responsible for the shooting was wearing a blue hat, grey sweatshirt and black pants.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). Information leading to the arrest of a wanted individual can receive a cash reward up to $2,000.