DENVER, CO – Authorities in Denver are actively seeking a woman believed to be responsible for a shooting outside the popular Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row bar and restaurant. The incident, which took place late Saturday night in the Lower Downtown district, resulted in five people being injured.
The Denver Police Department reports that the woman, who was waiting to enter the country music star’s establishment, was confronted by security due to suspicions regarding her identification. After being denied entry, the woman left, only to return and engage in a conversation with the security staff. She then pulled out a firearm and fired several shots towards the club, injuring five bystanders.
The police have stated that the victims were not the intended targets of the shooter. All five individuals suffered non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to recover fully. The police have released images of a woman with a firearm as they continue their search for the suspect.
Madison Sharnowski, a witness to the incident, recounted the event as unfolding “extremely quickly.” She spoke of hearing multiple gunshots and the immediate instinct to flee and check for injuries among her group. Sharnowski expressed her hope for the swift capture of the suspect to bring some relief to those affected by the incident.
A spokesperson for Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row voiced concern over the continued criminal activity in the area and assured that they are collaborating with city officials and community leaders to address the issue.
The Denver Police Department is offering a reward of $2,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.