Denver (AP) Mayor John Hickenlooper tried to reassure residents Denver is a safe city and condemned recent shootings in Lodo and another neighborhood, saying violence will not be tolerated.
Hickenlooper's statements Monday came a day after police killed a shotgun-wielding man who they say engaged them in a shootout in Lodo. An apparent drive-by shooting Friday evening injured an 8-year-old girl in the Curtis Park neighborhood.
The shootings are not related but Hickenlooper says he is concerned and angered by the events of the last week and added that the city will not accept violence and will not tolerate people who want to harm others.
He also praised police for responding aggressively in those cases and added that the city has seen a reduction in crime the last two years.