5 separate shootings, 1 fatal in Denver this weekend

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Posted at 11:02 AM, May 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-07 11:27:00-04

DENVER — Five separate shootings and a stabbing sent at least five people to the hospital and left one person dead over the holiday weekend in Denver.

Two of the three shooting incidents occurred around the same time, early Saturday morning, but on opposite sides of the city.

One man was killed in a shooting in the 3300 block of North Clay Street in the city’s Highland neighborhood. The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner confirmed on June 6 the man killed was 20-year-old Christian Chirinos Salazar. A separate shooting in the 16200 block of East 40th Avenue in the Gateway neighborhood wounded another man. The extent of his injuries is unknown. Information on suspects was not available.

Around 5:30 a.m. Saturday, police reported that a man was stabbed and transported to the hospital with unknown injuries from the area of East Smith Road and North Monaco Street. Suspect information was not released.

Saturday night, police responded to a third shooting in the 3000 block of South Sheridan Boulevard. One person was shot and killed, according to police. A man was taken into custody and is facing second-degree murder charges. The suspect was identified as Israel Rodriguez, 18, according to police. On June 6, the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner identified the victim as Isiah Mosman, 19.

Sunday afternoon, a shooting in the 8900 block of East 25th Avenue left at least one victim wounded, the extent of which is unknown. The shooting was a result of an altercation and wounded a juvenile female in the parking lot at the Central Park Recreation Center, according to police.

The fifth shooting occurred later in the evening Sunday. A man was shot and wounded in the 1000 Block of South Bryant Street. He was transported to the hospital with what police believe are non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters can remain anonymous and could earn up to $2,000.