By Jennifer McRae

ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4)– Police descended on an apartment in Arvada, just a few blocks away from where a deadly shooting happened on Monday afternoon. Three people were shot and killed in Olde Town Arvada, including a veteran police officer.

Several police vehicles and armored police vehicles were seen parked outside an apartment in the 5200 block of Allison Street in Arvada.

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The area was also cordoned off with crime scene tape. It is unclear whether there was a shelter in place for those residents living in the complex.

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Police did not confirm why there was such a large police presence or why the area was cordoned off.

Earlier in the day, officers rushed to the area at 57th and Olde Wadsworth about 1:30 p.m. after receiving 911 calls about an officer being hit by gunfire near the Arvada Library. The veteran officer with the Arvada Police Department was shot and killed.

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A civilian was also shot and killed. Police said the gunman was shot and killed and there was no longer any threat to the public.

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Jennifer McRae