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Shooting in the vicinity of Colorado dentist, wounds 4, including children, reports say

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The police are investigating reports of a shooting at a Colorado dentist office.

Colorado authorities say a person of interest is in custody after a shooting Thursday that four people were injured, two of whom are said to be children.

The violent encounter took place around 3:05 a.m. local time in a business parking lot, Westminster police said. According to WVEC, the incident happened outside a dentist.

Shooting occurred at 3:05 in parking lot of business at 80/Sheridan. Ofc discovered 4 GSW vics when they arrived on the scene. All of the victims are transported to hospitals. No update on their conditions.

— Westminster Police (@WestminsterPD), June 14, 2018

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Officers found four injured persons, all of whom were taken to nearby hospitals, police said.

The victims include two children and two adults, Fox 31 Denver reported, quoting local officials. The police tweeted that there is no word on the conditions of the injured.

The police corrected the license plate for the vehicle of interest in the shooting of 2 children, 2 adults in Westminster: Colorado plates NPQ 091, a black 4-door Toyota. Occupant(s) should be considered armed and dangerous. https://t.co/U5wCtKFjjm pic.twitter.com/s9CvAGlAmC

— FOX31 Denver KDVR (@KDVR), June 14, 2018

The police tweeted that a person of interest, but also a vehicle, was in custody.

***UPDATE*** Vehicle and a person of interest in custody ref shoot 80/Sheridan.

— Westminster Police (@WestminsterPD) June 15, 2018

Authorities earlier said a description of the individual was not immediately available, and urged anyone with information about a black, four-door Toyota “vehicle of interest” with Colorado plates should call the authorities. They also warned that Toyota’s “occupant(s) should be regarded as an army.”

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Video footage from the scene showed the police focus on an office complex that is suitable for a variety of dental offices. The area is located about 14 km northwest of Denver.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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