2 Killed, 3 Hurt In East Denver Shooting

Denver Police Searching For Men Who Fled Scene At 900 South Quince

Police were trying to determine what triggered a shooting that killed two people and wounded three others late Wednesday.

A person who was in the area of 900 South Quince Street called police shortly before 11:30 p.m. to report several shots fired.

"When the officers arrived they discovered the body of a female who was pronounced deceased here at the scene," said Denver police spokesman Detective John White.

A man died at Denver Health.

A woman and two other men were hospitalized early Thursday with gunshot wounds. White did not have information on the condition of those victims.

Police were looking at the possibility that two to three men were involved in the shooting. They were seen fleeing the area, which is near south Quebec Street and Leetsdale Drive.

"The best description we have right now is two possibly three black males dressed in all black. We do not know if they left on foot or in a vehicle but if anyone has any information we're asking them to contact us as quickly as possible. If they saw anyone who kind of didn't belong in the neighborhood, if they saw a vehicle that appeared to be suspicious, we'd like to hear about that," White said.

Police are looking into whether a confrontation took place, and if it happened in the apartment building or outside.

Denver Police Spokesman Sonny Jackson said detectives are hoping to glean more information from the survivors when they are able to speak. Jackson said that at this point, the crime doesn't appear gang related, but they don't know what the motive was.

"It appears that the suspects targeted this location," said Jackson. "These individuals knew where they were going. It wasn't a random thing at all. This was something where this particular apartment was targeted."

Detectives served a search warrant on the apartment and processed the scene all day long.

They have not released the victims' names, pending the autopsy report.

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