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The Denver area opened fire, killing 5 people, including the gunman; wounded officer

DENVER – A series of shootings across the Denver metro area left several people dead and one police officer injured, authorities said.

Police confirmed at least four people died. Authorities said the suspect was also dead.

“There are four significant locations where gunfire has occurred in the City and County of Denver,” Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen said at a news conference late Monday.

The first shooting began just after 5 p.m., when three people were shot, leaving two adult women dead and one adult male, according to Pazen.

An adult male was killed at the second site, and at the third site, a gun was fired, but no injuries were reported.

Denver Police officers identified a vehicle involved in the incident and a chase ensued. There was a gun exchange between the suspect and the officers, Pazen continued. As a result, no officers were injured.

Pazen said: “We believe this person, after disabling the police car, fled into Lakewood.

Lakewood police received a call with a gunshot to a business shortly before 6 p.m., according to Lakewood Police spokesman John Romero.

Romero said one person died at the scene.

Police were able to obtain a description of the vehicle and the suspect. Lakewood police found the vehicle, and when they tried to contact the driver, the driver opened fire on the officer, who returned fire, Romero said.

The suspect was walking to a nearby shopping mall.

According to Romero, the suspect “is alleged to have raped another business before retreating to Hyatt Place”.

At the hotel, the suspect allegedly shot a clerk and “that person was taken to the hospital – we don’t know the extent of the injuries there or exactly what his condition is.” Romero continued.

The suspect then fled the area and, when confronted by a Lakewood officer, shot and hit the officer undergoing surgery.

More gunfire was exchanged between police and the suspect, police said, and the suspect was killed at the scene.

Authorities said there was no threat to the community.

The motive for the shooting is unknown and an investigation is underway.

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