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2 Adults, 2 Children Shot, Vehicle Of Interest Found, Driver Arrested


WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Westminster rushed to a business district Thursday afternoon after two adults and two children were shot outside a dentist’s office.

The vehicle of interest was located and the driver arrested.

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The vehicle of interest in the shooting was located, the driver arrested in Castle Rock (credit: CBS)

***UPDATE*** Vehicle and a person of interest in custody ref shooting 80/Sheridan.

— Westminster Police (@WestminsterPD) June 15, 2018

The shooting happened at 5150 W. 80th Avenue in Westminster, that’s near 80th and Sheridan, just after 3 p.m.

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Cheri Spottke with the Westminster Police Department said the conditions of those shot are unknown. She confirmed that the shooter “fled the scene.”

*** plate correction****
Co lic NPQ 091

— Westminster Police (@WestminsterPD) June 14, 2018

Westminster police said the vehicle of interest is a black Toyota 4-door, with Colorado license plate NPQ-091. That vehicle was located and the driver arrested at 5:48 p.m. in Castle Rock.

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Copter4 flew over the shooting scene at 80th and Sheridan in Westminster (credit: CBS)

Police have cordoned off the parking lot of the Comfort Dental office as well as the neighboring parking lot of the Cedarwood Square Office Complex. The Children’s Dentistry office, along with many other offices, are located in a building in that complex.

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Spottke said the shooting happened in the parking lot behind the Comfort Dental, but evidence markers scattered a wide area.

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We are currently working a shooting 80/Sheridan. PIO will meet media in south west corner “Ignite Ale House”

— Westminster Police (@WestminsterPD) June 14, 2018

Copter4 flew over the scene where police cruisers were parked on the street surrounding the parking lots of the office complex and the Comfort Dental.

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Several officers were seen collecting evidence from the parking lot and the entrance to the office building. There was a silver truck with the rear passenger door open in the middle of the parking lot, not in a parking space.

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There were several small orange cones and yellow markers with numbers on the ground. Those typically mark where evidence has been found, including bullets.

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It is unclear what happened leading up to the shooting.

80th Ave is currently closed. Please avoid this area – use alt routes

— Westminster Police (@WestminsterPD) June 14, 2018

Drivers are urged to avoid the area during the investigation. Police have blocked off 80th Avenue at the intersection.

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Comfort Dental told CBS4 that everyone inside that dental office is unharmed.

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