Two people shot while standing near flower-covered memorial set up to honor another shooting victim

Neighbor calls 35th & Milwaukee the 'devil's corner'
Posted at 11:28 PM, Jan 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-06 14:21:41-05

DENVER -- Police are looking for a gunman or gunmen who fired multiple shots at two people who were standing near a flower-covered street sign in northeast Denver Saturday afternoon.

The victims may have been paying their respects to another shooting victim who was killed at the same location two and a half months ago.

Devil's Corner

"I heard the pow, pow, pow, pow, pow," said one neighbor, who referred to the intersection as the devil's corner. "I went around there and saw one of the victims on the grass."

Investigators first learned about the shooting from the city's ShotSpotter system.

"Got shot spotter...12 rounds coming from the southeast corner house," the dispatcher said.

A few minutes later, another voice transmitted, "We've got two gunshot wounds. Looks like one, both to the torso."

Police says both victims were transported to a local hospital in unknown condition.

Officers went door to door in the neighborhood trying to get a description of the suspect and details on what happened.

Police say a maroon sedan was seen speeding away from the scene and that it was last spotted going southbound on Steele Street.

Second Shooting

The double shooting happened at the same location where 23-year old Tyree McDaniel was gunned down on October 21.

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information that helps police solve that case.

Police Department spokesman John White said investigators are trying to determine if there is a connection between the double shooting Saturday and the fatal shooting last October.

Anyone with information about either shooting is asked to contact Denver Police or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.