At least in the beginning, an incident that took place this past Saturday night qualified as attempted murder.
Now, the adjective can be removed due to an unfortunate new development.
The death of one man hit in a triple shooting near 12th and Albion in Denver was announced late last night.
That turns the matter into a homicide investigation. And the gunman remains at large. Look below for what we know about the situation thus far.
Here's the first Denver police tweet about what happened. It was sent on Saturday night.
BREAKING: 3 parties shot, 12th and Albion. 1 critical. PIO will update media at 13 & Albion.
— Denver Police Dept (@DenverPolice) June 23, 2013
Cops reportedly arrived at the scene -- 1235 Albion Street, just east of Colorado Boulevard -- at about 10:30 p.m. According to Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson, two men and a woman were chatting in a driveway when words were exchanged with someone in a nearby vehicle.
Then those words were swapped for bullets.
One man and the woman were struck, but their injuries weren't considered life-threatening. In contrast, the second man was rushed to a nearby hospital -- and as this Denver police tweet from last night confirms, he was unable to recover.
UPDATE: Victim in triple shooting at 1235 Albion St. Saturday night has died. Suspect remains at large.
— Denver Police Dept (@DenverPolice) June 25, 2013
We have no description of the suspect beyond the vehicle in which he's thought to have escaped: a two-tone gray pickup truck.
Here's an interactive graphic of the area near the crime scene. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."
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