Denver Uneasy After Shootings; Crips Eyed in Some Cases


A rash of seemingly random shootings last weekend has baffled Denver police and added to the unease of a city that in recent months has experienced a series of unsolved violent crimes, reports the New York Times. The same two men are believed to have shot six people in 48 hours starting March 23. The shootings included an attack on a group of college friends, most of whom had traveled from Kansas to see a concert.

Denver has drawn attention recently for a number of other unsolved violent crimes, such as the slaying last month of Ken Gorman, a supplier of medical marijuana, and the killing of Darrent Williams, the Denver Broncos cornerback who was gunned down on New Year's Day as he left a nightclub. The Rocky Mountain News reported Thursday that a grand jury was examining the possible involvement of the Crips street gang in Williams's killing and a string of other unsolved homicides.


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