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Police Say Civic Center Park Is Safe Following Shootout

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DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police and the city are offering some reassurance about the safety of Civic Center Park after a shootout near the Capitol.

Nobody was injured, but Denver police said three people were arrested.

The crime happened at 11:50 a.m. Thursday on Colfax between Broadway and Lincoln. A witness told CBS4 it started when two men started exchanging words with each other across the street. One was with a woman and one man walked into the middle of the road.

“This guy on the south side fired two shots. The guy in the middle of the street fired four shots at the other guy and then after that they both started running,” said witness Gerard Serrano.

Police also said there were weapons recovered. They said a gun belonging to one of the men was found in an alley of off Colfax between Grant and Sherman streets.

The state Capitol was on lockdown for a short time.

Denver Parks and Recreation pays for extra police officers to be in the park and those officers were the first to respond to the shooting. The city also points to the addition of HALO cameras as increased safety.

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