Police Surround Denver Home After Drive-By Shooting

Streets Blocked Off Around 3400 Downing Street

Denver police surrounded a home in northeast Denver Wednesday morning, where they believed people involved in an earlier drive-by shooting were holed up.

The incident began about 3 a.m., when police were dispatched to the 3100 block of Columbine Street where shots were reported to have been fired into a home. No one was hit by the gunfire.

Police followed a white minivan that was seen leaving the area to a home in the 3400 block of Downing Street and a nearby home on Marion Street.

Police attemped to make contact with the people in the two homes and said the people in the Downing Street home barricaded themselves inside.

The SWAT team was called out and a SWAT negotiator worked to talk the people out of the home.

Police were interviewing 14 people from the homes in an effort to determine who might have been involved in the earlier drive-by shooting.

Downing Street was blocked off between 33rd and 35th Avenues a number of hours before the incident was wrapped up.

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