Four dead in gunman's 'killing spree' across four areas before he’s shot dead

Four people are dead after a lone gunman went on a shooting rampage across four different areas in Denver, Colorado.

The suspect was also killed following a shootout with cops in the suburb of Lakewood.

Three people, including a police officer, were injured in the incident, which has been described as a ‘killing spree’ by authorities.

Two women were killed and a man injured just after 5pm in central Denver, police chief Paul M. Pazen said.

Another man was fatally shot several blocks away, while a gun was fired at a third location but no injuries reported.

Cops pursued a vehicle before gunfire was exchanged. The police car was disabled, allowing the driver to escape southwest to Lakewood.

Shortly before 6pm, the Lakewood Police Department received reports of shots fired at a business.

A gunshot victim was later found and pronounced dead at the scene.

After police tracked down the car again, the driver opened fire on officers who shot back.

The gunman then fled on foot to nearby shopping area where he ‘allegedly felony menaced another business with a firearm before retreating to the Hyatt Place’.

He is accused of shooting a clerk, whose injuries are unknown. After running from the area, he also wounded a police officer who is undergoing surgery.

Gunfire was exchanged in Lakewood before the suspect was fatally shot at the scene.

Chief Pazen said that, based on preliminary information, the Denver Police Department believed that the same person was responsible for all the shootings.

The gunman’s name has not been revealed, although cops say they have identified him.

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