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Julio Murillo and his family led all the children outside when they heard a loud banging noise just before 11pm on a Wednesday evening last month.

The family stood in the front yard of their home in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood and scanned the sky for fireworks, which continued in the area for more than a week after July 4 – a fun summer treat for kids.

Murillo and his family didn’t realize the noise was gunshots until the police arrived at the house and yelled at them all to come in. Moments earlier, police and a fugitive suspect had exchanged gunfire at a warehouse 200 yards from the family home.

The family went inside and watched as police searched their neighborhood, flashlights illuminating alleys and corners.

“It was scary,” Murillo said a day after the July 13 shooting. “Everyone is feeling vulnerable right now.”

The Washington Street shooting was the second of seven shootings in Denver that week. A total of three people were shot and killed and five others injured – another deadly week in a city where shootings have become almost daily. Two of the shots involved police firing their guns and another was a self-inflicted wound, but the shots still terrified neighbors.

Denver Post reporters visited the scene of every shooting that occurred in Denver between July 10 and July 16 to better understand how gun violence affects those closest to the threat. Beyond the injuries, the gunfire left residents feeling unsafe in their own neighborhoods and prompted workers to seek new jobs.

– Full article via Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post

A Denver police helicopter is lit up...

Jintak Han, The Denver Post

A Denver police helicopter is illuminated by the “Buck moon” — an unusually bright and large full moon in July — as police search for suspects in the Globeville neighborhood of Denver, Thursday, July 14, 2022.



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DENVER, CO – AUGUST 13: The Denver Broncos stand along the sideline for the national anthem before their preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys at Empower Field in Mile High on August 13, 2022. ( Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post)
DENVER, CO – AUGUST 13: The Denver Broncos stand along the sideline for the national anthem before their preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys at Empower Field in Mile High on August 13, 2022. ( Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post)



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