- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder police shot and wounded a man who had been firing a handgun into the Boulder Creek in a downtown area popular with joggers, cyclists and strollers, police spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly said Sunday.

Hours after the violence on a sunny Sunday afternoon, police armed with shotguns patrolled the area near the city’s main library. Officers were seeking an unidentified man who had been with the wounded man and had run from police, Cordingly said in a statement. It was unclear if a single shot heard after the police shooting was connected to the earlier encounter, Cordingly said.

Police had responded after dispatchers received multiple 911 calls around 2:15 p.m. about a man shooting into the creek, Cordingly said. The man pointed his gun at two officers, at least one of whom shot at him.

Cordingly did not know how many times the man was shot. He was taken to a hospital. His condition was not immediately available and police did not name him.

Lindsay Callaway told the Daily Camera newspaper she went to the creek on her lunch break from a nearby grocery store and saw a man under a bridge who “looked angry.”

She said she didn’t think anything of it and sat on the bank to write in her journal, then heard a bullet ricochet.

“Everyone was screaming and leaving,” she said.

Callaway said she saw two police officers shoot the man, then stay with him until paramedics arrived.

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Information from Daily Camera (Boulder, Colorado): www.dailycamera.com

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