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Shots Fired At CO Marijuana Rally

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Denver, Colorado ( KCNC ) Violence erupted Saturday during an annual pot rally where marijuana is now legal.

Gun fire rang out at what was supposed to be a peaceful 420 marijuana rally in denver saturday. Pot smokers ran for cover clearing out Denver's Civic Center Park in fear for their safety.

With the event now over, clean up is underway. Organizers aren't happy it ended so abruptly.

Miguel Lopez says, "disappointed that someone would ruin something like christmas. Like Christmas? Really? Yeah! A lot of people here were celebrating the passing of 64."

Lopez, is overseeing the cleanup process. Though smoking weed in public is still illegal under colorado law, he believes the shooter was trying to ruin his event.

"Somebody had planned that because they knew that this was going on down here."

"The shooting happened here on the east side of the greek amphitheater in front of the thousands of people in attendance. Because of the shooting, what was supposed to be a weekend long event has now ended early, canceled for Sunday."

"It was a mutual decision between us and the city but we came to the city first."

As the cleanup continues Denver Police are still asking for people who saw the shooter to come forward.

"So no suspect identified yet? We're not going to identify them at this time."

As for the victims, they were in stable condition at last check. Denver Police believe they did everything they could to protect public safety.

"You can have all the security in the world and things can happen. Obviously I think we were staffed appropriately."

Despite the violent ending— 420 organizers are already looking forward to next year's event.

"We intend to still apply for an application again next year yes."


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