Gunfire broke out in the popular shopping and entertainment district northwest of Denver at about 1:30 p.m. The shooting happened after police were called to check out a suspicious person in Arvada’s Olde Town Square in the area of West 57th Avenue and Olde Wadsworth Boulevard.
“There is no threat to the public at this point,” Ed Brady, the deputy chief of the Arvada Police Department, said at a brief news conference late Monday afternoon. “We are not searching for anyone else.”
The names of the people killed were not released during the media briefing. Brady described the third victim as a “samaritan.”
Brady did not elaborate on the suspicious-person call that preceded the shooting.