DENVER — A gunman opened fire Friday night on a group of people leaving a bar in Denver, killing one person and wounding several others, authorities said.
A woman and her children were killed in the shooting and the gunman’s wife was critically wounded.
No motive for the shooting was immediately available.
The shooting took place about 7:30 p.m. outside the El Camino Real nightclub in the 900 block of North Main Street, where people were celebrating the end of the annual All Star Ball, according to Denver Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Stephanie Miller.
The gunfire broke out inside the bar, she said.
Police and the Los Angeles County coroner’s office were investigating.
The gunman’s estranged wife, who lives in Los Angeles, was also killed, police said.
A woman and three children were also wounded.
Miller said that officers were called to the club shortly before 11 p.c. when they were told by a patron that a man was on the ground and shot.
They rushed to the scene and found the man wounded.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, she added.
Investigators found the woman dead from multiple gunshot wounds.
Two other women were hospitalized in stable condition, Miller said.
There were no further details about their condition.
The coroner’s medical examiner will perform an autopsy.
The suspect, identified by police as 28-year-old Jorge Sanchez, of Los Angeles was arrested in Arizona on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, Miller added.
The suspect’s family has not been identified.
The Los Angeles police department is still investigating the shooting.
The shooting was not being treated as suspicious by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.