FOX News reports an unidentified gunman began shooting people in Denver “about 5 p.m.”
His first two victims were women, both of whom were fatally shot.
Reuters notes the armed assailant then drove away and fatally shot a man in Denver's Cheesman Park neighborhood.
The shooting suspect next opened fire in a different neighborhood, striking no one, and was soon exchanging gunfire with police.
The gunman made it to Lakewood, Colorado, where he shot and killed his fourth victim.
He was soon cornered by police and fled on foot, “entering a hotel, where he shot and wounded a clerk.”
Five people, including the suspect, are dead after a series of shootings across the Denver metro area Monday night that ended when the suspect was killed by police near the Belmar shopping center in Lakewood. https://t.co/HtbFfYl2xK
— FOX31 Denver KDVR (@KDVR) December 28, 2021
The gunman once against exchanged gunfire with gunfire, wounding an officer before being killed.
Colorado is one of states with universal background checks, which Democrats push as a way to keep Americans safe. Colorado also has capacity limits on ammunition magazines and a red flag law, among other gun controls.
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