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Shooting at Denver 4/20 pot rally

Posted in assignment work, Denver, news by bermanphotos on April 20, 2013

Gunfire erupted while I was photographing an enormous 4/20 marijuana rally at Civic Center Park in Denver today. Two attendees were shot, and have non life-threatening injuries, and the gun shots sent the packed crowd scattering quickly. There was no question what had happened. According to the image file timestamps, I was in the shooting area 1 minute and 40 seconds before the shots rung out (by that time I was beyond the park, heading to another shoot. I turned around and began photographing the crowd running away towards me. Ambulances, Denver Police offers and SWAT units were immediately on the scene to tend to the victims. What a scary situation that I hope to never be so close to again.

Two were injured in a shooting Saturday April 20 during a marijuana rally at Civic Center Park in Denver. Crowds scattered as five distinct gun shots were heard, and police and SWAT units surrounded the ampitheater area of the park immediately. The annual event attracts tens of thousands of marijuana users to the park for what is billed as one of the largest 4/20 events in the nation.

Two were injured in a shooting Saturday April 20 during a marijuana rally at Civic Center Park in Denver. Crowds scattered as five distinct gun shots were heard, and police and SWAT units surrounded the ampitheater area of the park immediately. The annual event attracts tens of thousands of marijuana users to the park for what is billed as one of the largest 4/20 events in the nation.

A view of the area of a shooting Saturday April 20 at a marijuana rally at Civic Center Park in Denver. Crowds scattered as five distinct gun shots were heard, and police and SWAT units surrounded the ampitheater area of the park immediately. The annual event attracts tens of thousands of marijuana users to the park for what is billed as one of the largest 4/20 events in the nation.

A view of the area of a shooting Saturday April 20 at a marijuana rally at Civic Center Park in Denver. Crowds scattered as five distinct gun shots were heard, and police and SWAT units surrounded the ampitheater area of the park immediately. The annual event attracts tens of thousands of marijuana users to the park for what is billed as one of the largest 4/20 events in the nation.

A woman who said she was shot gets the attention of Denver Police after a shooting Saturday April 20 at a marijuana rally at Civic Center Park in Denver. Crowds scattered as five distinct gun shots were heard, and police and SWAT units surrounded the ampitheater area of the park immediately. The annual event attracts tens of thousands of marijuana users to the park for what is billed as one of the largest 4/20 events in the nation.

A woman who said she was shot gets the attention of Denver Police after a shooting Saturday April 20 at a marijuana rally at Civic Center Park in Denver. Crowds scattered as five distinct gun shots were heard, and police and SWAT units surrounded the ampitheater area of the park immediately. The annual event attracts tens of thousands of marijuana users to the park for what is billed as one of the largest 4/20 events in the nation.

Two were injured in a shooting Saturday April 20 during a marijuana rally at Civic Center Park in Denver. Crowds scattered as five distinct gun shots were heard, and police and SWAT units surrounded the ampitheater area of the park immediately. The annual event attracts tens of thousands of marijuana users to the park for what is billed as one of the largest 4/20 events in the nation.

Two were injured in a shooting Saturday April 20 during a marijuana rally at Civic Center Park in Denver. Crowds scattered as five distinct gun shots were heard, and police and SWAT units surrounded the ampitheater area of the park immediately. The annual event attracts tens of thousands of marijuana users to the park for what is billed as one of the largest 4/20 events in the nation.

Daniel

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