1 dead, another wounded in shooting near the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver

Posted at 3:01 PM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 01:07:35-05

DENVER -- Two people were shot near the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver Wednesday afternoon. One of the victims later died at the hospital. Two possible suspects have been detained.

Police patrolling the mall around 2 p.m. were flagged down after the shooting on Champa Street. Police say a fight between a group of people led to the shooting.

Paramedics rushed the two victims to the hospital, where doctors pronounced the man as dead. The condition of the other victim is not known.

Police say after the shooting, the two suspects got onto an RTD bus to try to flee the area. However, police stopped the bus before it got too far. The two suspects were removed from the bus and placed into custody.

"And then all of a sudden it pulled away from the bus stop and stopped in the middle of the street," said Destiny Carney, a witness.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what led up to the fight.

"We have to determine exactly what led up to this to better understand why it happened, why these individuals are down here," said Doug Schepman, a spokesperson with the Denver Police Department.

Champa was closed from 15th Street to 19th Street while police investigate the scene. The mall remained open. Homeland Security officers assisted Denver Police, as the shooting occurred near the federal courthouse. 


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