Red Rocks shooting: Gunman fires on vehicle carrying Schoolboy QBy Reverb Staff | June 19th, 2014 | 10 comments
UPDATE: 12:14 p.m.: Authorities have confirmed that Schoolboy Q was involved in Thursday night’s shooting.
UPDATE: 11:10 a.m.: None of the shooting victims at Red Rocks were performers at the concert. One victim has been released from the hospital, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet. Investigators anticipate being clear of the Red Rocks crime scene today. Suspect is a black male, approximately 6 feet tall carrying a rifle.
UPDATE 10:01 a.m.: Friday night’s Skrillex show will go on as planned. The Trading Post and south parking lots are closed while Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigates, Red Rocks Amphitheatre said in an update.
UPDATE 1:55 a.m.: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office sent this Twitter update at 1:55 a.m.: “investigators working overnight at Red Rocks. No suspect in custody. Updates on Twitter. Park access anticipated in the A.M.”
By Kieran Nicholson
The Denver Post
A man armed with a rifle fired multiple shots into an SUV carrying hip hop artist Schoolboy Q and three others after a performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre Thursday night. Three of the men were wounded, and the gunman is being sought.
Schoolboy Q, Quincy Matthew Hanley, 27, of Los Angeles, was not injured. He was in the vehicle, which sped from Red Rocks Park and was eventually stopped in Denver at West Sixth Avenue and Kalamath Street.
Three others in the SUV with Hanley were hit by the gunfire and taken to Denver Health Medical Center. One was treated and released and the other two suffered wounds that are not life-threatening, said Mark Techmeyer, a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
The three people shot were not identified.
Hanley was briefly handcuffed in Denver because the vehicle had not stopped for police as it left the park, or as police pursued it into Denver with lights flashing.
Hanley was not arrested and is not a suspect in the shooting, Techmeyer said.
A man with a rifle had opened fire on the SUV about 10:25 p.m. as the vehicle was moving. The incident happened behind the amphitheater in the area of the Red Rocks Trading Post, Techmeyer said. Investigators are searching the park Friday, seeking evidence and clues.
The Thursday show at Red Rocks also featured Nas and Flying Lotus.
Anyone in the backstage area of the show, or near the Trading Post, between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. who shot video or took photos is asked to contact the sheriff’s office.
Investigators would like to speak to them and view their images in hopes of spotting the shooter.
There is a show at the amphitheater Friday night, and it will go on.
Kieran Nicholson: 303-954-1822, firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter.com/kierannicholson