The Latest: Report of shooting near Colorado Capitol probed

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Posted: Jan 04, 2018 5:24 PM

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on reports of shots fired outside the Colorado state Capitol (all times local):

3:25 p.m.

Police are investigating reports of shots fired near the Colorado state Capitol that temporarily put the building on lockdown.

Police say there were no reports of injuries Thursday. A photo from The Denver Post showed police taking a man into custody outside the Capitol.

Witnesses told Denver media outlets that two people shot at each other. A number of shell casings were seen on the street.

Joshua Crews told the newspaper that he was near the Capitol when he saw gunshots coming from a vehicle. He dove behind a barrier to protect himself.

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2:15 p.m.

A lockdown has been lifted at the Colorado state Capitol after police responded to a report of shots fired near the building.

There was a large police presence in the area but no injuries were initially reported.

An investigation was continuing.