Five people were injured in two shootings in and near a Colorado Springs shopping center overnight, police said.
In the first attack on Friday night, three people under the age of 18 were beaten and taken to hospital with “serious but not life threatening” injuries, according to Colorado Springs police. tweeted.
The injuries in a second attack on three people in a vehicle parked outside a nearby Boston market have not been disclosed to police. Only two of the three were injured, police said.
It all started when authorities reported shots fired at a “carnival” at 9pm at The Citadel, a shopping center, leading to the discovery of two of the first three victims.
The third victim of the initial attack was taken to hospital in a private vehicle, police said.
The violence appears to have involved “a disturbance between two known groups of people,” police said.
While at the scene, officers received information about the second shooting outside the Boston Market, they said. The restaurant is opposite the Citadel.
“At the moment, it is not known whether these two incidents are linked,” police said.
No suspects were reported in custody, and the motive for the two attacks was still under investigation.