Man shot in Evans gang-related gunfight

Web Staff KDVR Denver
January 24, 2010

DENVER, CO – One man has been hospitalized in what police believe was a gang-related gunfight outside an Evans house party Saturday afternoon.

Police were called to investigate shots fired at 3:40 pm. in the vicinity of Prairie View and Harbor Lane in the City of Evans. Suspects fled the scene before Officers arrived.

Witnesses told police that a group of people attending a barbecue in the park were accosted by another group of people who were driving past them. Three vehicles returned to the location and an argument began between the two groups. The groups of people are believed to have associations with opposing street gangs.

The dispute resulted in bottles being thrown which escalated to multiple rounds from a weapon being fired.

It was not immediately clear that there had been a victim involved. But police say a 20-year-old male that was treated at North Colorado Medical Center Emergency room 2 hours after the shooting at the Ridge Subdivision was involved in the altercation.

The man was treated for superficial wounds from a weapon to his upper torso are and was later released from NCMC. The suspect has not been identified and the weapon has not been recovered.

A 21-year-old male is in custody for engaging in a riot related to the shooting.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact Evans/Greeley Gang Officer Eric McCall at 970-339- 2441.

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