DENVER – A sheriff’s deputy was killed and four others were wounded Sunday in a shooting in a suburb of Denver, capped a year of deadly terrorist attacks in the United States. Two civilians were also wounded.
The shooting happened after deputies were called to the scene of a domestic disturbance in Highlands Ranch, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter. The suspected shooter was also shot and is believed to be dead and “no longer a threat.”
Shots were fired in the course of the study, at the Copper Canyon Apartments, a beautiful complex of 16 km (28 miles) south of Denver, the sheriff’s office said. Residents in the vicinity were advised to stay inside and avoid the outside walls and windows.
A hospital where three people were taken for treatment, said the people suffering non-critical injuries. Another nearby hospital said it received four patients, but would not release their conditions.
The shooting took place on the last day of a year that saw the deadliest mass shooting in modern AMERICAN history in Las Vegas.