DENVER – Six children ranging from 3 to 17 years old were among nine people who were shot at a gathering in a Denver park Sunday, police said.
Three adults, a 27-year-old woman, a 19-year-old man and a 22-year-old man, were also shot while a 22-year-old man was hit by a car as he ran from the suspected drive by shooting, The Denver Post reported Monday. All of those injured are expected to recover.
Ana Hernandez, who lives across the street from the park with her two young daughters, told the newspaper she saw two girls she thought were about 10 and 5 crouched behind a car in front of her home, taking cover.
“They were crying,” she said. “They were shaking. They were very scared. I tried to comfort them as much as I could.”
The shooting was one of three over the weekend in Denver that left one person dead and two others wounded.
On Sunday night, two men were also critically wounded in a drive-by shooting in neighboring Lakewood. The men were standing with a group of about a dozen people outside an apartment where there was a party when shots were fired into the crowd from a passing dark-colored SUV, police said.