Grandmother, kids, cyclist targeted in drive-by pellet gun shooting spree in Lakewood

Posted at 6:29 PM, Jun 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-01 20:29:13-04

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Four people were injured in what Lakewood police called a drive-by pellet-gun shooting spree.

The series of shootings happened on Thursday afternoon near the intersection of West Alameda Parkway and West Jewell Avenue.

Police spokesman Rob Albrets said witnesses describe the suspect vehicle as a silver SUV with multiple teenagers in it.

The victims include a grandmother pushing a child in a stroller, two young girls and a man riding a bicycle. Two homes were also hit.

The first shooting happened at 2:20 p.m. when a 61-year-old grandmother was hit in the hand while pushing a child in a stroller near South McIntyre Street and West Wesley Avenue. Shortly after, two girls were hit, followed by a cyclist. None of the injuries were serious.

Albrets said it's not clear whether the pellet gun shootings are related to recent BB gun shootings of windows of businesses along Wadsworth Boulevard.

Police suspect the Thursday shootings involved a pellet or airsoft gun that fires plastic pellets because they didn't break the skin of the victims or damage the windows of the homes that were hit whereas someone fired metal BBs at the businesses, which broke the windows.

Anyone with information about the Thursday pellet shootings is asked to call Lakewood police at 303-987-7196.