Colorado’s pot day didn’t end well. Several shots were fired and according to the AP two people and a dog were hit. No word on the dog, but the human victims are expected to survive.
The man and woman who were shot were expected to survive, and police were looking for one or two suspects, said Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson.
Witnesses described a scene in which a jovial atmosphere quickly turned to one of panic just before 5 p.m. Several thought firecrackers were being set off, then a man fell bleeding, his dog also shot.
“I saw him fall, grabbing his leg,” said Travis Craig, 28, who was at the celebration, saw the shooting and said he used a belt to apply a tourniquet to the man’s leg.
“He was just screaming that he was in pain, and wanted to know where his girlfriend was. She was OK. And then the cops showed up real quick, like, less than a minute. They put him on ambulance and left.”
Stephanie Riedel, who traveled to the pot celebration from Pittsburgh, said she was dancing with a hula hoop when she heard pops. A man ran past her, then she said the crowd started screaming and running away. She was about 20 feet from the shooting and heard four or five shots.
“I couldn’t make sense of what it was at first,” she said. “We were all having a good time and I was in the mindframe of, we’re here at a peace gathering. I thought it some guys playing.”
Rapper Lil’ Flip was performing when the shootings occurred.
Aerial footage showed the massive crowd frantically running from the park. (Read More)
Man, that is so, like, not cool!
If you’re a leftist thinking that the shots were fired by white male tea party members, think again.
Officers are looking for two men. They described the first suspect as a black man who is about 6 feet tall and weighs around 180 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a Carolina blue baseball cap.
The second suspect was described as a black man wearing a black-and-white checkered shirt. (Read More)
Update: Interesting observation from a woman named Kristi on twitter:
— Kristi (@Red__Rover) April 21, 2013
She’s right, it is lunacy. The world has gone mad.