Suspects In Custody After Downtown Denver Shooting That Left 1 Dead, 4 Injured

The Denver Police Department have taken two suspects into custody after a shooting in downtown Denver on Monday afternoon left one dead and four injured.

Two men exchanged gunfire shortly after 4 p.m. near 21st and Lawrence streets. Joshua Hayward, 24, fled the in scene in a vehicle, but was arrested at 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Chief Paul Pazen said in a press conference. The other man, Dashae Armstrong, 23, was one of the four individuals admitted to Denver Health hospital.

Officers now believe the shooting was targeted, and not a random event. Whether other victims were intentionally shot or not is still unknown, Pazen said.

As of Tuesday morning, two of the injured were discharged while the other two remained at Denver Health in serious condition, according to a tweet from the medical center.

Police are still investigating the shooting and tracking down witnesses who left the area before officers arrived.

A witness told The Denver Post on Monday night that he saw a man holding a handgun in both hands fire into a group of indigent people, and someone in the group fired back.

"Oh my God, oh my God," Hisam Derani said. "I saw him approach the crowd."

Derani said he was returning home from work when he heard about six gunshots. He said he saw one or two shots fired before he ducked.