Crime

Bicyclist's Arms and Legs Wounded in Shooting Near 31st and Stout Alley, Suspect at Large

The late night/early morning violence in Denver this summer shows no signs of ebbing, with multiple life-threatening acts taking place after the sun set yesterday. Among the most shocking: the shooting of a cyclist in an alley near 31st and Stout. Here's what we know thus far.

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The basics of the incident are summed up in this post-midnight tweet from the Denver Police Department:

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Details about the victim come courtesy of 9News, which reports that just prior to 11 p.m., a man was riding a bicycle in an alleyway near the intersection when he was hit by gunfire in what's described as a drive-by shooting.

Upon their arrival, officers found the man prone on the ground with wounds to his arms and legs.

Fortunately, help appears to have arrived in time, and the victim is expected to survive. Meanwhile, witnesses saw a dark-colored sedan speeding away from the scene. Beyond that, the person who pulled the trigger is a mystery at this writing.

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