Police respond to report of shots fired in SuperiorOfficers respond to a report of shots fired in Superior this evening.
Officers respond to a report of shots fired in Superior this evening. Although no one was injured, a male subject was transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation, according to a news release from Deputy Chief Nick Alexander of the Superior Police Department.
At about 5:05 p.m. today, officers with the Superior Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shots fired in the area of North 24th Street and John Avenue. Initial reports indicated that an armed subject was inside a nearby residence and several possible gunshots were heard.
One occupant of the residence came outside and reported several possible gunshots followed by the smoke alarms activating. It was also reported that another occupant in the residence had been shouting for someone to call 911.
A short time later a white male subject exited the home. He was excited and claimed that he had killed two people inside the residence. The man was secured and officers on scene proceeded to enter the residence. One unharmed child was located. No other people were located and there was no evidence to indicate anyone had been harmed inside the residence. It did appear that a firearm had been discharged in the residence, Alexander said.
The male subject who claimed to have shot two people was transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.
The incident remains under investigation.