A manhunt was underway Tuesday after three people were shot and killed and another injured Monday in rural Colorado, following what authorities called an “alleged property dispute.”
Two men and a woman were shot and killed while another woman was being treated in a hospital trauma unit but is expected to survive, according to the Custer County Sheriff’s Office. None of the victims have been named.
The suspect, identified as Hanme K. Clark, was driving a White Ram 1500 pickup truck with a roof and a Colorado license plate reading BHLK27.
The sheriff’s office responded to a report of shots fired near the town of Westcliffe, about 80 miles south of Colorado Springs, shortly before 1 p.m. Monday.
A SWAT team arrived 20 minutes later and local residents were asked to stay indoors while the search for the suspect continued. The shelter-in-place order was lifted at 8:13 p.m.
The sheriff’s office said the shooting happened at 173 Rocky Ridge Road, in a wooded area on the property line. No further details have been released.
“When we walked in we could see the cabin above us, we didn’t know if we were going to catch fire from the cabin,” Custer County Coroner Brad Baltzly told NBC News affiliate KOAA from Pueblo, Colorado.
Baltzy and his deputy were on scene and took the injured woman to the hospital.
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