Police confirm shooting victim is dead | AspenTimes.com

Police confirm shooting victim is dead

Post Independent Staff
Aspen, CO Colorado
A Glenwood Springs police officer videotapes the crime scene around The Ponderosa Lodge in West Glenwood Monday night after a fatal shooting occurred at about 9:50 p.m. (Kara K. Pearson/Post Independent)

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Police have confirmed that the victim from last night’s shooting at the Ponderosa Lodge is dead.

In a press statement issued Tuesday morning, police said a male victim was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. The first officer on the scene, along with a local resident, performed CPR on the victim. The man was then transported to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

Police first responded to the scene at 9:55 p.m. Monday after receiving a 911 call. The property is located in West Glenwood at 51793 Highway 6.

The suspected gunman is still at large, but police don’t feel that there’s an ongoing danger to the neighboring area, though authorities advise caution.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has responded with investigators and crime-scene specialists. Carbondale police have provided a bilingual officer to assist with interviews. Other agencies involved in the investigation include the Garfield County Sheriff, the All Hazards Response Team, a Victim’s Assistance Advocate and the Garfield County coroner.

The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office was on the scene to assist and to prepare search warrants for the area.

The press release said the shooting is classified as a homicide and that further details of the shooting will be withheld to ensure the integrity of the investigation.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Glenwood Springs Police Department at 384-6500.

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