AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — Aurora police are investigating a shooting on Interstate 225 after a vehicle drove through protesters marching on the highway Saturday evening.
“While the protestors were walking on I-225, a vehicle decided to drive through the crowd. A protestor decided to fire off a weapon, striking at least 1 other protestor. They were transported to the hospital in stable condition,” APD tweeted.
“Someone else showed up to the hospital with a graze wound,” APD tweeted. “The vehicle was towed and we are investigating that incident. Any witnesses to the shooting are urged to call @.”
The suspect vehicle is described as a blue Jeep.
“There are a few people left on I-225 and the highway remains CLOSED,” police tweeted around 7 p.m.
Some of the protesters exited the interstate and walked westbound on East 6th Avenue. Some headed southbound on Potomac Street, towards East Alameda Parkway.
“The protesters have stopped on S. Potomac at Ellsworth Ave.,” APD tweeted at 7:30 p.m.
At about 7:40 p.m., Aurora police said both directions of the highway had reopened. They warned that protesters continued to block streets around the Aurora Medical Center — on Sable and Alameda.