Peace, Love, Dope,...and bullets
Two people were shot at a marijuana "smoke-in" rally in Denver's civic center on Saturday.
UPI reports that the police are looking for two suspects and want anyone who was in the park getting high to come forward if they have information that would lead to the capture of the culprits.
Police said they were looking for two suspects and were asking witnesses from the big crowd that scattered when the shots were fired about 5 p.m. to come forward.
"Everybody fled. That's the problem," Jackson said.
The reason for the shooting had not been determined.
Johnny Lee, who was at the civic center when the shooting erupted, said he didn't hear any disturbance beforehand.
"Everybody started to run," Lee said. "They were running over people."
Damontay Wimberly told the Post he heard about seven shots.
"Pow-pow-pow-pow-pow, about seven times," he said.
Laura Forduno said the event was peaceful right up until the gunfire.
I would suggest that Ms. Forduno lay off the weed for a while.
Several thousand people had gathered in Denver to celebrate marijuana and Colorado's decision to legalize recreational pot consumption.
Organizers said it was the largest gathering in the United States this year for "420 Day," which has become an international rallying time for marijuana advocates, the Post said.
While public pot smoking remains illegal in Colorado, police said law enforcement would be light.
"We're not going to be tackling 10,000 people and writing them all a citation," police spokesman Matt Murray said.
The celebration began at midnight when Snoop Lion, the 41-year-old rap musician born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. who until last year used the stage name Snoop Dogg, threw marijuana cigarettes into the audience at the Fillmore Auditorium.
The High Times Cannabis Cup, a convention usually held in Amsterdam, was transferred to Denver this year. Thousands of people waited outside the EXDO Event Center to get in.
In Boulder, the University of Colorado closed its campus for the second year in a row to prevent a 420 rally. Officials said they would not go as far as they did last year when the quad was sprayed with foul-smelling fertilizer to discourage partying.
Good luck finding witnesses who were sober enough to identify any suspects, much less their own dog.