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2 killed, 1 injured in JeffCo shooting sparked by family argument

A shooting in Indian Hills on Jan. 20, 2014 was sparked by a family argument, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

A shooting in Indian Hills on Jan. 20, 2014 was sparked by a family argument, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

INDIAN HILLS, Colo. — Two people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting at a home in Jefferson County, and another is in the hospital.

The shooting was reported around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Indian Hills, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The small town is just west of Morrison and just off U.S. 285, and the shooting was apparently sparked by a family argument.

Sheriff’s deputies said they discerned the cause of the shooting from speaking with one of the survivors, who was reportedly unhurt and found hiding in a closet.

On Tuesday morning, police were redirecting traffic headed into the Indian Hills neighborhood near the intersection of Aztec and Pawnee, which is where the shooting occurred. When police arrived on the scene Monday night, the area was dark and quiet, but sheriff’s deputies said they quickly located two bodies.

One of those bodies was that of the shooter, police said. A third person who was shot was quickly airlifted to a nearby hospital. After the victims were found, a fourth person – the lone unharmed party in the incident – was found hiding in a closet inside the home.

While sheriff’s deputies haven’t revealed what the family argument was about, they did confirm that all of the involved parties were adults and that the argument and shooting did not extend beyond the house.