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Drive-By Shooting Near Elementary School In Fort Collins

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Fort Collins police said there was a drive-by shooting near an elementary school Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting occurred around 12:52 p.m. near Locust and Stover streets.

“Two teenage males were walking in the area when a verbal exchange between the victims and suspects occurred. One male suspect exited the car and fired several shots in the vicinity of the victims,” Rita Davis with Fort Collins police said in a statement.
Nobody was injured.

“They were doing a roof next door in the alleyway and I just thought it was a nail gun; about eight or nine shots got fired off,” witness Chad Fegely said. “It’s very surprising. You’ve got an elementary school a few blocks away. You’ve got a major church a few blocks this way. This is all residences … very surprising.”

The suspects are described as two Hispanic males. Their ages are unknown. The fled the area in a gold four-door sedan. One suspect is believed to have a small amount of facial hair.

Davis said Laurel Elementary School had been placed on a “soft” lockout. That mean classes continued as normal but the doors to the school were locked.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fort Collins police.


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