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Update on shooting at Grand Junction Rocket Park

A victim has been hospitalized for treatment of gunshot wounds, one suspect has been arrested
The Grand Junction Police Department responded to the scene of the incident.
The Grand Junction Police Department responded to the scene of the incident.(KKCO / KJCT)
Published: Jul. 17, 2021 at 7:28 PM MDT|Updated: Jul. 22, 2021 at 1:11 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Witnesses reported a shooting at Rocket Park in Grand Junction Saturday afternoon. The Grand Junction Police Department responded to the scene at around 2 p.m.

One suspect was taken into custody, 34-year-old Anthony Tallarico Vanden Plas of New Mexico. He is currently being held at the Mesa County Detention Facility. Charges include first degree assault, reckless endangerment, and illegal discharge of a firearm.

According to witnesses, both parties involved had left the park by the time police arrived. After securing the scene, officers interviewed witnesses to the event.

The victim did make it to the hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds, which were serious, but non-life-threatening. The victim is in stable condition and is still being treated at a local hospital.

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