Denver police investigate two shootings along Monaco Parkway

Denver police said they have no reason to believe the shootings are connected.

Scene of a shooting on Champa between 16th and 17th. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Denver police are investigating a shooting on at East Colfax Avenue and North Monaco Parkway that left two people injured Saturday.

Officers shut down the area around 1 p.m.

Update: The area was reopened just before 2 p.m.

As of 1:30 p.m., no suspect information had been released.

This was the second shooting of the day on Monaco Parkway. About four hours earlier, Denver police responded to a shooting in the 800 block of South Monaco Parkway, near the intersection with Leetsdale Drive. That’s a little less than 3 miles south of the second incident. One person was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound on a leg.

There is no suspect information available for that shooting, either.

Denver police said they have no reason to believe the shootings are connected.

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