Officers from the Pueblo Police Department responded to a call reporting gunshots at the Wolf Village March 8. The call to police was made after a series of altercations that took place in the Wolf Village parking lot. The incident was reported to have broken out following an off-campus party.
The PPD questioned several students at the scene after finding shot gun casings. There were no reported injuries from the gunshots, but one student was hospitalized with head wounds.
One witness recounts being awoken at around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday by the sounds of an altercation taking place near his apartment at Wolf Village.
Due to the nature of the incident and safety for students involved, the witnesses requested to keep their names private.
“I woke up to skirmish sounds outside and I went the window and saw a kid outside being jumped by four kids,” the witness said.
During the incident an alarm from a nearby car was set off. The owner of the car, who is a student, came out into the parking lot to check on his vehicle. While the student was checking on his car, “he was then hit by a dude that apparently had brass knuckles. He hit him, and he fell, and hit his head on the rocks,” the witness said.
The student was later taken to the hospital for injuries to his face and head. “He’s in the hospital right now,” the witness said.
After the student fell from being hit, the witness reports hearing a gunshot.
“Everybody scattered and went back into their homes,” he said.
Following the gunshot, another man then came to the scene with a gun and threatened one of the parties involved in the initial altercation.
“A guy came with single barrel shot gun and held another dude up,” the witness said. The man with the gun was questioning the whereabouts of another individual. The witness said when he didn’t get the response he wanted, he “picked up his shotgun casing, fired a shot in air and left.”
The police arrived shortly after the incidents arose.
Upon arrival, they found shot gun casings and began to questions students. The police then called the fire department to help the injured student.
It is still unclear what caused the initial altercation, but it is believed that the suspects involved do not attend CSU-Pueblo. PPD is still investigating the incident.
Students with information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 719-553-2502 or 542-STOP (7867).
As a precaution CSU-Pueblo advises students to use precaution when they come across unknown people and to be aware of their environment. The Campus Safety Team would like to remind students of the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office offers a Safe Walk Program. This program provides students with a free escort to their vehicles when their safety is questionable. Students interested in this service should call 719-549-2373.