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3 people stabbed at Denver hotel used as shelter for unhoused families

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Posted at 9:36 PM, Oct 10, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-11 14:01:32-04

DENVER — Three people were stabbed Tuesday evening at a Denver hotel that was converted into a shelter for families experiencing homelessness.

The incident occurred at the Comfort Inn & Suites located at 4685 North Quebec Street in Denver's Northeast Park Hill neighborhood at around 6:30 p.m., according to a Denver Police Department spokesperson.

Three victims were taken to the hospital, DPD said on X, formerly Twitter, adding that they did not know the extent of their injuries.

Officials from the police department on Wednesday, however, identified the victims as two teens and one man, who was in critical condition when he was taken to the hospital.

All three are expected to survive their injuries, said spokesperson Jay Casillas.

"Preliminary information indicated there was a disturbance involving several individuals that escalated to the stabbing," Casillas said, adding the department believes there are no more victims or suspects involved.

Denver PD declined to say if anyone staying at the converted shelter was involved in Tuesday's incident.

In February, the City of Denver's Finance & Governance Committee approved a one-year lease with Quebec Hospitality, LLC. for $5.84 million in order to use 138 rooms as a shelter for families experiencing homelessness.

Officers are working to develop information about the suspect and are continuing to investigate the circumstances that led to the stabbing. The department said there is no ongoing threat to the community.

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