Denver Girl Shot in Parking Lot of Local Rec Center

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 A girl was shot over the weekend in the parking lot of the Central Park Recreation Center in Denver, Colo.

According to the local CBS affiliate, the girl was later found injured away from the shooting scene.

Police believe an altercation that started inside the rec center spilled out into the parking lot where the shooting took place. 

A CBS video crew on the scene captures video of a number of shell casings. Vehicle owners who were parked at the rec center were blocked from leaving and couldn’t access their vehicles until later Sunday afternoon.

“We heard what sounded like fire crackers, basically pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop,” said Jeremey Graves, a resident of the area. “I’d estimate maybe 20 pops like that.”

Following the incident, parents rushed to the scene to pick up their kids who were hanging out at the rec center.

Central Park Recreation Center was put on lockdown after those inside heard the gunshots. They were also told to stay away from windows. 

“This isn’t normal,” said Marcus Wiley who was working out inside the facility when the shots rang out. “That’s exactly why it was so surprising to me and my friend. It’s normally really peaceful over here. Don’t get me wrong there’s instances here and there, but normally not often.” 

Police are still searching for the suspect. 

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