I-76, Sheridan Boulevard shut down after woman shot in area

Law enforcement officials have shut down Interstate 76 and Sheridan Boulevard in Adams County after someone fire multiple rounds into businesses at a strip mall and injured one woman, an Adams County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

Investigators believe the shooter was in a field or trailer park on the west side of the 5300 block of Sheridan Boulevard when multiple shots were fired toward a strip mall across the road, Adams County Sgt. Adam Sherman said. Multiple businesses, which are mostly Latino-owned, were hit.

One woman was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities do not believe the woman was the intended target although they do not know what led to the shooting, Sherman said.

A manhunt for the shooter is ongoing.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents and motorists to avoid the area.

Jefferson County is the lead agency after police realized the shooter was across the road from the strip mall, Sherman said. The Denver Police Department also is aiding in the search for the shooter.

Suspect information was not immediately available, but detectives are interviewing witnesses at the scene, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet.

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, Sheridan Boulevard is closed from Interstate 70 to the Colorado. 95 frontage road.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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