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Colorado Springs Police respond to 'active shooting' scene; no injuries reported

Posted at 5:09 PM, Jan 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-19 23:44:43-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police in Colorado Springs are responding to what they describe as an active shooting scene. No injuries have been reported.

Police are searching for a suspect near the intersection of North Union Boulevard and Vickers Drive in the northeast area of the city.

Emergency notifications were sent to residents near Lynmar Apartments, warning them to shelter in place.

Police have set up a large perimeter in the area and described the event on their Twitter feed as a "critical incident."

Police describe the suspect as a white man in his 30’s, measuring 6-feet tall and wearing a gray hoodie and light blue jeans. Officers ask that people do not approach the suspect.

The department asked residents to wait to call CSPD until this situation is resolved should they have a non-emergency issue.

At 8:39 p.m., police were still searching for the suspect and asked residents to remain in their homes and stay clear of the area. 

No other details were immediately available.

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