A man is dead and six other people are in hospitals in connection with an early morning shooting in central Denver, according to Denver Police.
Five men and a woman are among the injured. The extent of their injuries was not publicized by the department.
“There’s evidence of multiple guns being fired,” DPD stated in a social media post about the shooting.
Doug Schepman, a DPD spokesman, told CBS News Colorado at 8 a.m. that it wasn’t clear whether any suspects are at large or if the gunfire came only from those who were injured.
The shooting happened just after 3 a.m. near the intersection of East 33rd Avenue and Hudson Street. People in the area reported hearing multiple gunshots.
An officer at the scene told a CBS News Colorado staffer that the incident apparently happened outside a Hell’s Lovers bar. Hell’s Lovers is an organization described as a “one percenter” group originating in Chicago and with chapters in eight states. “One percenters” claim to be the 1% of motorcycle gangs that do not abide by laws, according to the National Library of Medicine’s definition. The NLM stated in 2014 that members of such gangs present a threat to hospital staff in emergency rooms.
Nineteen members of the “Hell’s Lovers” Denver chapter wereon federal firearms and drug charges.