DENVER (CBS4) — Investigators with the Denver Police Department are still trying piece together details of an argument that broke out at a west Denver house party early Saturday morning. The big questions are still ‘Who shot whom’ and ‘why.’
In total, five people were shot. One of those was a 16-year-old male who died despite treatment.READ MORE: Denver Tied 126-Year-Old Record High Saturday, Lands In Top 5 For 90 Degree Days
Four other people — three young adult males and a juvenile female — were also taken to a hospital. They are all expected to survive their injuries, according to the Denver Police Department.
DPD officers were notified of the incident at 12:45 a.m. It occurred in the 3300 block of West Virginia Avenue.READ MORE: Police, Firefighters, Rescue Teams Continue Search For Diana Brown, Missing Flash Floods Ripped Through Poudre Canyon
Metro Denver Crime Stoppers has offered $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case. It has been classified a homicide.
“I don’t know if the circumstances were similar to the others we’ve been experiencing,” DPD spokesman Doug Schepman said Monday. “At far as I know, this incident has not been connected to any of the other shootings.”
Less than a month ago, Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen told CBS4 that violent crimes have jumped 40 percent compared to the same time last year.MORE NEWS: Woman Killed While Crossing Broadway, Search Continues For Hit-And-Run Suspect Driver
“We have had people being killed in our city over parking spots, killed over animals … killed in ways that really cause us all concern and we really need to understand, what’s driving that,” Pazen said.