Club Posh, at 4040 E. Evans, debuted on February 20, and judging by our slideshow from opening night, a good time was had by all. But the fun was less universal during the early hours of November 1, when Halloween revelry ended with three shooting victims: one found by Denver Police Department representatives right away, another discovered a short time later, and a third who turned up at Rose Medical Center. Also part of the story: a shooting at an area McDonalds and a car chase that may or may not have had anything to do with all the bullets flying around. Obviously, there are a lot more questions to be answered -- but look below for what the DPD is saying thus far, albeit with references to the wrong date (just because there was a time change doesn't mean November 1 switches back to October 31):
On October 31, 2009, at 1:43 am (prior to the return to Standard Time), Denver Police Officers responded to a shooting at 4040 East Evans (Club Posh). While officers were investigating this shooting (in the parking lot), they found another shooting victim (also in the parking lot).
At 1:21 am (after the time change), and while still investigating the two shootings at 4040 E. Evans, officers clearly heard multiple shots fired to their east. A citizen's call to 911 confirmed that there had been another shooting in the McDonalds parking lot (3996 E Evans).
As officers were responding to the shooting at 3996 E. Evans, they observed a vehicle fleeing the crime scene. Officers chased this vehicle (which later crashed at 17th and Oneida) and two parties were taken into custody. It is unknown whether these parties are related to the shootings at this time.
At 1:59 am (after the time change) the Denver Police Department learned that an additional shooting victim (brining the total to three) had walked into Rose Medical Center.
Two of the shooting victims are in critical condition and the condition of the walk-in victim is unknown at this time.
Denver Police Detectives will continue to investigate these shootings and no further information will be released at this time.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call 720-913-STOP or text CRIMES to leave information.
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