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At least 1 dead, 4 injured in downtown Denver shooting, authorities say

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At least 1 dead, 4 injured in downtown Denver shooting, authorities say

DENVER — A person was killed and 4 others were injured in a shooting that happened on Monday afternoon in downtown Denver.

Spokesman of Denver Police, Doug Schepman told reporters that as of now no arrests had been made and police is still not sure if there was actually more than one shooters. Authorities have still not immediately released any kind of information on potential suspects.

“It is too early in the investigation as of now to be able to comment on what happened here and why,” Schepman told.

Denver Health Medical Center spokesman Simon Crittle told that the paramedics from the hospital have responded in regards to the shooting and have found one person dead at the scene. A total of four victims were known to be in stable condition on Monday night, police told via Twitter.

Earlier Police had said that three people were wounded, and not four.

Officers have closed a number of streets in the area, about 3 blocks from Coors Field, Colorado Rockies’s residence, after police first got the reports of gunshots at around 4 p.m. MST.

An eyewitness told Bigtime Daily that he saw a man who was holding a handgun in both of his hands fire into a group of indigent people, and one of the persons from that group fired back.

“Oh my God, oh my God,” Hisam Derani said. “I saw him reach the crowd.”

Derani also told that he was coming back from home after work when he heard the six gunshots. He told he saw one or two shots being fired before he ducked.

He told that a gunman got into a car, quickly slammed the door and drove away.

“Downtown is a very populated area for sure, and in order to have multiple gunshots fired in such an area is really concerning,” Schepman said.

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5 Things to do in Maryland

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The East Coast of the US has a lot to offer, and although might not be top of the list for everyone, there are so many reasons why you should visit Maryland. Head to Maryland’s largest city, Baltimore – explore the harbour, or visit the beach to experience the excitement of the amusements. Immerse yourself in history with the range of museums and monuments that Maryland has to offer. Here are the top 5 things that you can do when visiting Maryland. 

1. Oriole Park at Camden Yards 

If you’re a sports fan heading to Maryland, visiting Camden Yards is a must. Home to the Baltimore Orioles, Camden Yards was opened in 1992, it’s a retro-style park and it has been from the day it was built! If you’re planning on visiting this old-school stadium, you’ll be headed right into the heart of Baltimore’s inner harbour, with a huge variety of things to see and do, experiencing an Oriole’s game means you can experience this quaint park, as well the stunning harbour surroundings. Soon, you’ll be able to place moneyline bets online in Maryland, so you can add a whole new level of excitement to your favourite baseball games. 

2. Ocean City Boardwalk 

Baltimore’s boardwalk is one of the best in the country, so if you’re looking for things to do in Maryland, this should be top of your list! The boardwalk itself dates to 1902, but it is still one of the most exciting places to visit this day. Situated right on the beach, there’s an abundance of fun to be had here, and a lot of the time, the activities are free! 

Morning or night, you can guarantee there is always something to see and do. You can head to the amusements, with arcades that are fun for the whole family, or if you’re more of a thrill-seeker, ride the rollercoaster or take in the stunning views from the top of the Ferris wheel. If you’re hungry, you’ll want to try Maryland’s famous crab cakes or if you’ve got a sweet tooth, the saltwater taffy or hot funnel cakes might be more your style. The boardwalk has something for everyone, shops, amusements, and food – not to mention the beach! 

3. Maryland Science centre

A trip to Maryland wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Maryland science centre. Fun for both kids and adults, you can immerse yourselves in all things science. With three levels of exhibits, you can delve into learning more about astrology, palaeontology, physics and how the human body works. One of the most stunning attractions at the science centre is the rooftop observatory that allows you to explore the night sky. The planetarium is also not to be missed – an Imax theatre which features films on all things from space to butterflies. 

4. Fort McHenry 

Fort McHenry is well worth a visit for history experts and novices alike. This fort was built to defend Baltimore Harbour from a British attack in 1814. It has since then been named a ‘National Monument and Historic Shrine’. The Fort is open to visitors and is a must-see. When visiting you can choose one of the many tours to ensure you get the most from your time here, you can choose to pay for entry, or just take it all from a walk along the path near the bay. 

The visitor centre itself has artefacts and information, as well as a 10-minute film on the fort’s history that is not to be missed. Make sure you walk around the fort before you enter the grounds, and you’ll get to see canons that were used in World War 2.  

5. Baltimore National Aquarium 

The National Aquarium is considered one of the best in the Nation – so when planning your trip to Maryland, set aside some time to explore the thousands of animals it has to offer. The aquarium is situated in the Inner Harbour, so is easily accessible. Here, you can explore the depths of the ocean, the rainforest and more! This aquarium has it all – watch the sharks circle, the various species of birds take flight and watch the crocodiles snap. When visiting, you can choose a guided tour or just take your time, soaking up all that this attraction has to offer. 

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