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DPD expects lengthy investigation into shooting

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The Delta Police Department has launched what is expected to be a lengthy investigation into a shooting incident that occurred in North Delta on Saturday, June 15.

At about 12:36 a.m., officers of the Delta Police Department were dispatched to a trailer park in the 1500 block of H-25 Road on multiple calls of gunshots being heard.

The DPD confirms that one person suffered a gunshot wound to his lower body during an exchange of gunfire between the occupant of a home and assailants who fled the scene in what was described as a dark colored truck or SUV.

The vehicle was located by officers a short time later, parked with no one inside. It had been struck by bullets.

The residence also sustained damage from several gunshots being fired at the structure.

The DPD executed search warrants on the residence, two cars and several open areas. Evidence has been turned over to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for forensic and DNA testing. Officers are also reviewing footage from several surveillance cameras in the area, and are in the process of speaking to a number of witnesses.

Delta Police Chief Luke Fedler reports that all three of the department's detectives are working full-time on this case, which he described as "very confusing." The DPD previously reported that the parties involved are possibly known to each other, and the public is not at risk of a random act of violence.

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