DENVER (CBS4) – One person was shot and killed and another person injured in a shooting near the 16th Street Mall on Wednesday afternoon. Police took two possible suspects into custody in connection with the deadly shooting.
Officers rushed to a shooting near 16th and Champa streets. Champa was closed from 15th to 19th during the investigation.
Witnesses saw the two suspects hop on an RTD bus. Police stopped the bus and took off a man and a woman.
“There’s a lot of police officers up this street, we walk up there’s a bus that’s kind of just stopped off to the side empty as well,” said witness Louis Ortega.
“The increased presence of officers on the ‘walk the beat’ program as well as an impact team that is assigned to this area to help combat crime were able to get into the area extremely quickly,” said Denver Police spokesman Doug Schepman.
Police have not given details as to what led them to the possible suspects.
What happened leading up to the shooting is unknown. The victim’s identity has not been released.
Many nearby businesses were on lockdown during the police activity.