Two hit by gunfire, one dead near East 35th and Elm in first of two weekend shootings (5)

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There were two violent flare-ups over the weekend, with a total of four people shot. In the first incident, one person has died. In the second, police believe one of the wounded is a victim while the other is a suspect. Details below.

Here's a Denver Police Department tweet about the first burst of gunfire, which took place on Saturday night:

Look below to see an interactive graphic (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map") of the area near where the bullets flew -- "near" being the operative word, as you'll see.


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In a second tweet, sent out yesterday morning, the DPD amended the address while passing along the information that one of the people involved had died.

Between the first tweet and the second, the DPD put out a Twitter alert about another shooting -- this one occurring early Sunday.

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9News reports that shooting number two took place in the vicinity of West 1st Avenue and Xavier. Here's an interactive graphic showing that location:


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The DPD notes that one suspect is in custody. According to 9News, that individual is one of the two people who was shot.

No identification yet on the deceased, the suspect or anyone else. But in both cases, the investigation is continuing even as residents in the surrounding neighborhoods are undoubtedly still feeling shaken by what took place.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our Mile High Murder archive circa June 23: "Randy Bender, murder victim, on Facebook: 'None ya haters can bring me down' (4)."


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Brings A
Brings A

See Courtney Elkins Sinclair it wasn't just at your property! People were nuts everywhere!

David Thead
David Thead

Whats the total for Denver this year? The first quarter was like 7 I think....then I went to check on my old hometown, Atlanta, just looked on the front page of the AJC and the number was already matched....so I stopped looking.... Denver makes me feel very safe!

Jason Lawrence
Jason Lawrence

Surveys have a way of being wrong. I know lots of people who have become new owners and those with generally keep them.

Bradford Ashington
Bradford Ashington

"We" as in less than half of all households actually possess any type of firearm. "More guns" does NOT mean "more owners."

Zane C. Thompson
Zane C. Thompson

This happened just a few doors down from me...fucked up.

Josh Haggit
Josh Haggit

Westword is like the id network now. Just murder porn all day. Did it happen in your neighborhood, it could have been you. Be scared and never leave your house.

Bryan Moberg
Bryan Moberg

Very unprofessional westword keep it up these lazy, gleeful posts about tragedy

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Where were the right wing gun freaks that have fantasies about how they somehow keep good Americans safe?

sballardo672
sballardo672

Meanwhile, Chicago had 29 shootings over the weekend.  Not coincidentally, Chicago has the strictest gun laws in the country.  Hmm, seems only the criminals have guns.  Weird how that happens.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

More American Gun MADNESS!

Jason Lawrence
Jason Lawrence

Jason, we have more guns in this country than we ever have and gun related homicides have dropped over the last 20 years. Less guns and more laws don't work in a society with a struggling economy and gang culture, just ask Brazil.

Ben Schwitz
Ben Schwitz

Ha, just read Chicago only had 29 gun murders this weekend. Go strictest gun laws in the country!!!

Jason Dennee
Jason Dennee

We just need to get more guns out there so we can all protect ourselves. (IN CASE YOU CAN'T TELL, I'M BEING SARCASTIC.)

drumfunk
drumfunk

ya i am in between elm and forest of 35th...so this happened basically in my backyard...so sad.

stanley1
stanley1

@muhutdafuga ....safely in our neighborhoods, while crime-ridden, leftist Obama-voting cesspools continue to harbor the vast majority of violent crime in this country. Any other questions, you vapid leftist fuck?

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@sballardo672 Yeah, we need to make the laws nationwide so right wing gun freaks can't go to Gooberstan to buy guns to do their conservative mass shootings.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... so how are more guns working out in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan?

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

You forgot to mention radical right wing terrorists. 

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Yeah, they aren't strict enough, and a short drive out of chicago and the ammosexual laws are weak.  The anti-right wing gun freak killer laws need to be nationwide.

sballardo672
sballardo672

Lets say you are a would-be mass killer.  On the right you have a business or school with a sign that says 'Gun Free Zone' and on the left you have a restaurant with a sign that says 'Carry and Conceal Allowed.'  Assuming you are dead set on causing mass mayhem, which establishment are you going into?

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

The pitiful thing is that bad Americans believe that we just need more guns in the hands of radical right wing terrorists.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@stanley1 Yeah, when are you going to get your cranial recesectomy, and does Obamacare cover it?

You whiny little right wiing nuts keep up with your cult mantra that what we need are more right wing gun freaks to keep the world safe.  Good Americans, on the other hand, want guns out of the hands of bat shit crazy people such as yourself.  Your yappy little minority can't have it both ways....saying we need more guns, more guns, yet you act like a surprised child when your plan only leads to more death, more death.

stanley1
stanley1

@muhutdafuga @sballardo672 Mass shootings in this country are by and large committed by libs, you fucking pussy. If your head wasn't so far up your fat unemployed ass, you'd probably be a little more informed.

sballardo672
sballardo672

@muhutdafuga @sballardo672  like how they did with drugs.  oh wait, you mean drugs are still entering the country...more now than in the history of the drug war.  Tell me again how banning guns will make guns obsolete.


Again, I ask, how do you propose the government gets all criminals to turn in their weapons?  Second, assuming all guns are banned, how to you propose the government prevents crime syndicates from smuggling guns into the country?

stanley1
stanley1

@muhutdafuga Liberals and crime-ridden neighborhoods that are bastions for the mental disorder that is leftism are responsible for the vast majority of violent crime in the USA. Fatass white pussies like you apologize for it.

stanley1
stanley1

@muhutdafuga You're fortunate there isn't an "above room temp IQ" requirement to post here. 

sballardo672
sballardo672

@muhutdafuga  So, lets say you get your wish and ALLLLL the registered law abiding gun owners turn in their weapons.  How do you propose getting them from non-law abiding criminals with unregistered weapons?  Oh yeah, you don't have an answer for that. 


sballardo672
sballardo672

@muhutdafuga  You use that term a lot...sad you find anyone that doesn't agree with you a terrorist.


muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@stanley1 @muhutdafuga @sballardo672 Where do you get your lies?  Here are some facts, because FACTS ARE LIBERAL:

When Homeland Security director Janet Napolitano released a report in April 2009 identifying right-wing extremists as a threat to the country, conservatives howled. The general sentiment was expressed by Michelle Malkin, who declared the report a “piece of crap … propaganda … an Obama hit job.” Jonah Goldberg complained that the DHS report failed to stick “to the practice of describing these groups with more specificity and without the catchall, ideologically loaded descriptors.” Well, now that we have learned the murderer of six people at a Wisconsin Sikh temple was a well-known white supremacist, conservatives might want to consider reexamining their claims that terrorists don’t exist on the right side of the political spectrum.

Conservatives might be shocked that someone else besides a Muslim can commit an act of terrorism, but white supremacists and neo-Nazis have been recognized as genuine threats for years. FBI documents declassified in July reveal that the bureau has been worried about right-wing extremists for a long time — so many years, in fact, that many seem to have forgotten that white supremacists, who pioneered homegrown terrorism with the Ku Klux Klan, have not gone away.

The documents, which were collected by the invaluable National Security Archive and obtained partly through Freedom of Information Act requests, shed light on the problems coming from the extreme right. According to a 2004 FBI report, “right-wing terrorists pose a significant threat due to their propensity for violence” (note the FBI’s use of the term “right-wing” to define these terrorists, the phrase that so enraged conservatives when Napolitano employed it). These groups increased their recruitment efforts and rhetoric after 9/11, according to the report. White supremacists groups relied on broader anti-immigrant sentiment throughout the country to advance their efforts.

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Perhaps more disturbingly, neo-Nazis were trying to infiltrate law enforcement agencies, according to a 2006 FBI report devoted to the subject. “White supremacist presence among law enforcement personnel is a concern due to the access they may possess to restricted areas vulnerable to sabotage and to elected officials or protected persons, whom they could see as potential targets for violence,” it reads. One idea far-right terrorists proposed was to walk into police stations and offer information, in order to determine an agency’s interest in any given organization.

Neo-Nazis were also pioneering a strategy they called “ghost skins,” which are attempts by right-wing extremists to keep quiet about their hateful views so as to blend into society and covertly advance their causes. “One white supremacist group has reportedly encouraged ghost skins to seek positions in law enforcement for the capability of alerting skinhead crews of pending investigative action against them,” says the report.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@stanley1 @muhutdafuga stanly, I know that facts burn you like holy water on a demon, so here are some facts: Wade Michael Page, inset

When Homeland Security director Janet Napolitano released a report in April 2009 identifying right-wing extremists as a threat to the country, conservatives howled. The general sentiment was expressed by Michelle Malkin, who declared the report a “piece of crap … propaganda … an Obama hit job.” Jonah Goldberg complained that the DHS report failed to stick “to the practice of describing these groups with more specificity and without the catchall, ideologically loaded descriptors.” Well, now that we have learned the murderer of six people at a Wisconsin Sikh temple was a well-known white supremacist, conservatives might want to consider reexamining their claims that terrorists don’t exist on the right side of the political spectrum.

Conservatives might be shocked that someone else besides a Muslim can commit an act of terrorism, but white supremacists and neo-Nazis have been recognized as genuine threats for years. FBI documents declassified in July reveal that the bureau has been worried about right-wing extremists for a long time — so many years, in fact, that many seem to have forgotten that white supremacists, who pioneered homegrown terrorism with the Ku Klux Klan, have not gone away.

The documents, which were collected by the invaluable National Security Archive and obtained partly through Freedom of Information Act requests, shed light on the problems coming from the extreme right. According to a 2004 FBI report, “right-wing terrorists pose a significant threat due to their propensity for violence” (note the FBI’s use of the term “right-wing” to define these terrorists, the phrase that so enraged conservatives when Napolitano employed it). These groups increased their recruitment efforts and rhetoric after 9/11, according to the report. White supremacists groups relied on broader anti-immigrant sentiment throughout the country to advance their efforts.

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Perhaps more disturbingly, neo-Nazis were trying to infiltrate law enforcement agencies, according to a 2006 FBI report devoted to the subject. “White supremacist presence among law enforcement personnel is a concern due to the access they may possess to restricted areas vulnerable to sabotage and to elected officials or protected persons, whom they could see as potential targets for violence,” it reads. One idea far-right terrorists proposed was to walk into police stations and offer information, in order to determine an agency’s interest in any given organization.

Neo-Nazis were also pioneering a strategy they called “ghost skins,” which are attempts by right-wing extremists to keep quiet about their hateful views so as to blend into society and covertly advance their causes. “One white supremacist group has reportedly encouraged ghost skins to seek positions in law enforcement for the capability of alerting skinhead crews of pending investigative action against them,” says the report.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@sballardo672 @muhutdafuga Right wing serial killers are law abiding before they go republican.  Right wing gun freaks are the larval form of right wing serial killers.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@sballardo672 @muhutdafuga No, I'm saying that both middle eastern terrorists and terrorists from Gooberville are conservatives, as opposed to good Americans.

stanley1
stanley1

@muhutdafuga @sballardo672 Christ, you really are as dumb as a 10lb bag of assholes. Westword should require codes so sycophantic robotic dumbshits like you don't fill up the comment section with idiotic leftist non sequiturs.

sballardo672
sballardo672

@muhutdafuga @sballardo672  Your statement, "You forgot to mention right wing terrorists."  Jason posted more facts than you considering your comment is merely an opinion based on your limited scope of the issue.  Furthermore, it really doesn't fit into the scope of Jason's point.  In all actuality, your post is merely classified as "trolling."  Better luck next time.

sballardo672
sballardo672

@muhutdafuga @sballardo672  still trolling, I see.  avoid the question, I see.  Your statement makes no sense.  Redundant. 


Right wing = Republican

Serial Killers = not law abiding


therefore...


Right wing serial killers are law abiding before they go republican...literally means, "Republican serial killers are law abiding before they go republican." 


Seriously, are you just getting statements off HuffPost and reposting as your own?  Nothing you say makes sense and you've offered no viable plan.  Your only contribution has been calling pro-gun supporters names.


Oh wait! Youre liberal...that's what you do.  Better watch myself before you call me a racist.

sballardo672
sballardo672

@muhutdafuga @sballardo672  Middle eastern terrorists are killing in the name of Jihad and in an effort to make Americans pay for their hedonistic and sinful lifestyle, regardless of political affiliation, beliefs, or otherwise, with the aid of bombs, planes, biochemical warfare, etc.


Conservatives believe in protecting themselves against those that bring crime and murder and assault to the American way of life.


Remind me how they are the same. 

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@sballardo672 @muhutdafuga Well here are some facts for you, little cultist:

Another report released the same month revealed more about what it calls this “fascist path of stealth.” A ghost skin deliberately avoids shaving his head, wearing boots or braces, or anything that identifies his Nazi origins. “We strive to blend into society to be unrecognizable to the Jewish enemy,” one white-supremacist website is helpfully quoted as explaining. Prospective ghost skins are encouraged to join the military and receive training that can be passed on to other Nazis.

With chilling prescience, a 2007 report argued that the threat posed from white supremacists came less from organized groups than from “individuals acting alone upon the messages of hate espoused by these groups.” According to Jeffrey T. Richelson, a senior fellow at the NSA, who edited the document collection, “From what we know about this Wisconsin shooter, this potentially fits exactly into the documents analyses.” The shooting was not very different from what was generally predicted in the FBI materials, says Richelson.

Still, despite the primary threat coming from “lone wolf” terrorists, white supremacists have evinced interest in broader campaigns of suicide terrorism, according to the FBI. “These provide the movement with an ideal of self-sacrifice and a context for individuals to put themselves into fatal situations on behalf of its causes.” Terrorist acts could unify the movement and inspire others to carry out similar acts.

Finally, a September 2007 FBI threat assessment argued that “in terms of their distribution across the United States, white supremacists are the most pervasive because the issues driving them exist throughout the country.” They maintained a ready capability to commit acts of terrorism and violence due simply to their sheer numbers. White supremacists, the FBI held, tend to commit random acts of violence against minorities rather than premeditated targets — as may be the case with the murderer at the Sikh temple.

The FBI has said that the Wisconsin shooter likely had ties to right-wing white supremacist groups. It would not be the first time the bureau has warned of the threats coming from the far right, as these declassified documents prove. And now will not be the first time conservatives deny the terrorists and extremists lying in their midst.

Jordan Michael Smith writes about U.S. foreign policy for Salon. He has written for the New York Times, Boston Globe and Washington Post.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@sballardo672 @muhutdafuga 

Thank you for your question.


Middle Eastern conservatives kill in the name of muhammad, American conservatives kill in the name of the baby republican jeeeEEEeeezzzzzussss, who commanded "thou shalt lie to catapult the propaganda.

Both are a bunch of gun freaks.

Both are morality nazis.

Both are bigots.

Both wrongly claim moral high ground.

Both are prone to pedophilia.


There are differences as well.  Middle Eastern conservatives fight their own battles.  American conservatives are a bunch of chicken hawks like dickless cheney.

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