Two young men have been arrested following a shooting near a crowded park in Bennett, Colorado. The incident prompted the evacuation of schools in the high plains town, located east of metro Denver. The shooting occurred on Tuesday afternoon at Trupp Park, where families with children playing soccer had gathered. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
Authorities have identified one of the shooters as an adult over 18, while the other is a minor just under 18 years old. Deputies from the sheriff’s department responded to the scene and discovered multiple bullet shell casings. The two suspects were taken into custody without incident.
Sgt. Adam Sherman, spokesperson for the sheriff’s department, stated that numerous witnesses were present at the park during the shooting, including families and a soccer practice. Law enforcement officials were able to collect the shell casings, and no property or individuals were struck by gunfire.
As a precautionary measure, Bennett school officials placed students participating in extracurricular activities at Bennett Elementary on lockdown. Following reports of gunshots, deputies later transported students to Bennett High School, where they were safely reunited with their families.
Investigators are currently interviewing the two arrested individuals to determine the motive behind the shooting and gather further details about the incident. No victims have been found thus far, and authorities are considering the appropriate charges to be filed.
In response to the incident, school classes and extracurricular activities scheduled for Wednesday have been canceled, as announced by school officials on Tuesday evening.