Denver police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting that left a man, woman and girl dead on Thursday night in Denver, according to a police news release.
The name of the suspect has not been released. The victims also have not been identified by authorities.
“We’re trying to figure out the relationship between the suspect and the victims,” John White, spokesman for the Denver police department, said Friday.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene on the 3000 block of South Golden Way. The man and a girl were taken to a hospital where they were pronounced dead, police said.
Neighbors said a school-aged boy survived the shooting.
The home is located near Bear Valley Park and had recently sold. The family who lived there was planning to move to Mississippi at the end of the school year, said Tom and Debbie Ivey, neighbors on the street. The parents were hard working and friendly and had two children — a daughter in the 5th grade and a son in the 3rd grade, the Iveys said.
The family was moving to Mississippi because it provided a lower cost-of-living and the working-class family had been struggling to make ends meet in Denver, Tom Ivey said.
“It’s just so tragic because they were right on the cusp of having a really good life in Mississippi,” he said.
Denver police are planning an afternoon news conference to discuss the shooting.
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