By Melissa Garcia

DENVER (CBS4) One man is dead in a double shooting that happened overnight in Denver’s Whittier neighborhood.

Denver Police investigate deadly shooting (credit: CBS)

Denver Police investigate deadly shooting (credit: CBS)

An old Victorian home on High Street near 29th Avenue became the focus of a police investigation when shots rang out Sunday morning.

“About 2:15 a.m., I heard about 5 to 10 gunshots out in the alley,” a neighbor told CBS4.

The neighbor said that officers were quick to arrive on the scene.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

“I saw the cops pull up, and there were two guys laying in my neighbor’s backyard. And they’re weren’t moving, they weren’t talking,” the witness explained.

First responders rushed both mail victims to the hospital, where one of them died. Crime scene tape blocked off the alley behind the home as detectives brought in a K-9 unit to search the area.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

“I was surprised. When I woke up, I saw all these cars out here. I said, ‘Man, what happened?'” said Lemar Miller, another resident in the neighborhood.

Miller has lived in the Whittier neighborhood since 1980, and said he’s disturbed by the deadly gunfire so close to home.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

“It just goes to show. I’ve got my doors locked now,” Miller told CBS4.

“It’s just too bad. Whoever these guys are, I’m sorry for their families,” the neighbor added.

Melissa Garcia has been reporting for CBS4 News since March 2014. Find her bio here, follow her on Twitter @MelissaGarciaTV, or send your story idea to


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