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3 shot after concert concert at Red Rocks near Denver


MORRISON, Colo. (AP) -- Law enforcement officers were searching for a gunman Friday after three people were shot and wounded at the end of a rap concert at the popular Red Rocks outdoor amphitheater in the foothills west of Denver.

The victims' injuries were not life-threatening, Jefferson County sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer said. Their names were not released.

No arrests had been made. The shootings did not appear to be random, Techmeyer said.

Deputies were investigating a report that a man was seen with a rifle, but Techmeyer called that information "pretty sketchy."

3 Shot At Concert At Colorado's Famous Red Rocks

The shootings occurred about 10:30 p.m. Thursday near the end of a performance by Nas, Schoolboy Q and Flying Lotus.

The injured people were in a white sport-utility vehicle and drove themselves from Red Rocks to a Denver intersection about 15 miles away, but it was not clear why, Techmeyer said. They were eventually stopped by Denver police and taken to a hospital.

Investigators did not know if more people had been in the SUV before police stopped it, he said.

Techmeyer didn't know how many people were at the concert, but he said investigators stopped and questioned each car as it was leaving.

Traffic was chaotic and slow, but "we had a shooter out there," he said.

Witnesses were being interviewed until the early morning hours Friday.

The Red Rocks amphitheater and surrounding park are popular with joggers and sightseers. Most of the park had reopened Friday morning, but the area of the shooting remained sealed off.

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lv2213frs June 20 2014 at 12:18 PM

A shooting at a rap concert? Who would have thought!

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dd1820 June 20 2014 at 12:19 PM

SERIOUSLY??? WHo even THOUGHT it was a good idea to haev a RAP concert at Red Rock????? A place that peaceful and serene and you bring RAP to it??????

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ljn4321 June 20 2014 at 12:17 PM

Another reason not to listen to rap

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Dave June 20 2014 at 12:25 PM

Repulsive
Assinine
Putrid
Do you expect any more from a RAP concert?

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Rock Ranger June 20 2014 at 12:28 PM

The culture of rap and the lyrics promote violence. Is it any surprise that gunfire visited a rap performance?

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miales6 June 20 2014 at 12:34 PM

Amazing, James Taylor just did a concert there a couple days ago, and guess what????
No shootings.

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tstir1995 June 20 2014 at 12:27 PM

OK, lets help solve this. Here are the facts, as presented:
Rap Concert, Maniacal Crowd, Gang Bangers present; Problems begin: Anger swells; Words and shoves are exchanged; Fists are employed; Finally....Guns out, shooting begins.
So whats new about his scene?

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Jerry Konieczny June 20 2014 at 12:17 PM

WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????? Nothing from the anti gunners/anti NRA loons?

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pty014372 June 20 2014 at 12:23 PM

Who cares about a bunch of drug-addled morons in Colorado? Zero surprise here.

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Dude June 20 2014 at 1:10 PM

I'm sure this rap concert, like all rap concerts, was attended almost exclusively by NRA members, Republicans, Tea Party members, and conservatives.

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