MORRISON, Colo. — Red Rocks Amphitheater reopened Friday morning after three people were shot Thursday night after a rap concert.
Witnesses describe a chaotic scene when they heard several shots fired about 10:30 p.m. The shooter remained at large Friday night.
Red Rocks announced on Twitter that Friday night’s Skrillex show would happen as scheduled.
At Red Rocks, Jefferson County deputies searched every car, documenting license plates and identifying every person in and around the famed venue after a Nas-Flying Lotus-Schoolboy Q show. The venue was put on lockdown as no one was allowed back in and nobody could leave until they were cleared by a deputy.
Investigators didn’t believe the shooting was random. In Fact, rapper Schoolboy Q was in the vehicle that was targeted in the shooting, but he was not injured.
“Don’t know what the motive would have been for the shooter,” said Mark Techmeyer of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. “Or what the connection is to the victims. We have a lot of pieces to put together. And thousands of witnesses potentially.”
“For an hour or so I stayed in the parking lot because I didn’t really know what else to do or like if the gunman was still running around or what was going on,” said witness Lexi Wells.
The three shooting victims were found at Sixth and Kalamath about 11 p.m. Why they left Red Rocks and drove to Denver is unclear. One of the victims was released from the hospital, but the condition of the other two victims remains unclear, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said.
Details about the gunman are vague, just that he’s a 6-foot black man and he has a rifle.
Anyone with information or any concert-goers in the area of the Trading Post or backstage from 9-11 p.m. and were recording the event are asked to call 303-271-5612.
Red Rocks announced on Twitter on Friday morning that tonight’s Skrillex show will go on as scheduled.