No injuries after shot fired at Obama campaign office in Denver
October 12th, 2012
09:29 PM ET
2 years ago

No injuries after shot fired at Obama campaign office in Denver

(CNN) - A single shot was fired Friday at an Obama campaign office in Denver, Colorado, a police spokeswoman said.

The shot resulted in no injuries, although people were in the building at the time, Denver police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez told CNN.

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Police did not have a description of a suspect but did have a possible vehicle of interest, Lopez said.

A glass window was shattered, images of the scene showed.

Lopez said the Secret Service, which protects President Obama, was not involved in the investigation Friday, although the agency’s involvement would depend on what Denver police find.

Obama's re-election campaign had no comment and referred questions to Denver police.

Obama was in Washington on Friday.

– CNN's Marlena Baldacci, Kevin Bohn and Gregory Wallace contributed to this report

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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • President Obama
soundoff (441 Responses)
  1. Humdum

    What?! A right winged gunslinger shot at a Democratic presidential office?! I've NEVER heard of this scenario before!

    October 13, 2012 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  2. Rose

    This is domestic terrorism and should be investigated by the department of homeland security.

    October 13, 2012 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  3. Tom

    I wouldn't put it past the Obama campaign for doing it themselves, to change the narrative and deflect the focus off their failed policies and "Ole smiling laughing Uncle Joe"

    I'm not laughing, this economy is in the toilet and we need someone to fix it!!!

    October 13, 2012 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  4. Mike

    Well this proves what morons have been "created" by Fox News and their fear mongering and hate towards the office of president. How can anyone watch the drivel that comes from this supposed "news" network. Murdoch and his minions hack phones and break laws to get things to come out the way Murdoch thinks they should be. He needs to be removed from broadcasting here in the USA for ethics reasons. I am not saying that they need to eleiminate Fox, but Murdoch is evil incarnate.

    October 13, 2012 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  5. sameeker

    And the tea partiers talk of how bad the occupy people are.

    October 13, 2012 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  6. john

    Shooter is probably outraged over issues he truly knows nothing about. Duhrr!

    October 13, 2012 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  7. carly

    I am not hearing any condemnation by the GOP. Where is it?

    October 13, 2012 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  8. farmwife1972

    This is what happens when you get Karl Rove and his haters stirring people up! They have filled people with so much hatred for our President that they do these awful things. SHAME ON THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 13, 2012 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  9. Rabid Goon

    another idiotic, trigger-happy conservative lashes out.

    October 13, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  10. oneslydragon

    Man, if this does not reek of the intellect needed to support the extreme rights agenda, they are like the Taliban, and willing to use physical violence to stop anyone that does not follow them. Right wing extremist, like Timothy McVeigh and he many anti-abortionist that have murdered or used violence to stop others.
    This is nothing more than right wing terrorism to stop anyone that might not vote for Romney/Ryan, and the extreme right wing media is fully and completely responsible for helping create these freaks.

    October 13, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  11. lfc1892kop

    This is a result of when you bully someone...Obama's campaign has been nothing but in your face trying to bully you into supporting him. His supporters call you crazy names and try to slander you if you don't support him, and the tube is full of nothing but Obama adverts.

    October 13, 2012 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  12. Rod McCorley

    How is this any different than IRA a55assinations? Roadside IEDs in Iraq and Afghanistan? This is domestic terrorism. Find these teabaggers, try them and fry them in Guantanamo. Better yet, locate their house and take it out with a drone strike.

    October 13, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  13. NEMZEBADA

    Such a shame.

    October 13, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  14. Kenneth

    Another peace loving pro-lifer. :P

    October 13, 2012 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  15. pauleky

    America, this is your right wing. The more real progress is made, I'm afraid this kind of stuff will increase. It's not patriotic – it's cowardly.

    October 13, 2012 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  16. Jeremiah

    Outrageous. In the 21st century America we still have these outbursts of uncivilized behavior. People should grow up morally to be up to the modern challenges. Otherwise we are doomed to be the past and to repeat the history of the countries we loathe now.

    October 13, 2012 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  17. darnit

    could this have been a grass roots sign.

    October 13, 2012 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  18. ted

    This shows the desperation.

    October 13, 2012 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  19. realitypolice

    The most shocking part of that article was that Obama was in Washington yesterday. At least he remembers where it is.

    October 13, 2012 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  20. sqeptiq

    Throw around enough hate long enough and some low brainpower ape will act on it.

    October 13, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  21. Cathy

    This act of hatred doesn't surprise me.The R & R team has been spewing racism,cleverly disguised, and caused this divide more so than the O & B team.Romney is for the wingnuts,Obama is for the middle class.Wake up people! This falls on the head of the republicans.If this had happened at their office,do you really think they would not have blamed Obama and the dem's?

    October 13, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  22. PhilG.

    President Obama ( and sadly,his family as well) is the number one target in the world and will be until he dies.

    There will be an endless supply of people who would love to be the guy that killed the first Afro American President.

    Hate is a Hell of A Drug.

    October 13, 2012 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  23. move32

    this is what the republican party is doing..they encourage these acts aginst the obama campaigne because they know this is the only way to try and win. There rallys are full of hatred, racist people.. and if you think this is a lie then go to a rally.. i've been to one and witness this for myself. Thesee acts only make us look better at our cause..so thank you for your support.. OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    October 13, 2012 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  24. Hiruu

    if the GOP supporters are looking to start going down this route...let's get it on!

    October 13, 2012 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  25. Flatsguide

    If I were the Secret Service (when I was sober), I would check out Joe Biden or Nancy Pelosi, they have the most to gain. Maybe Joe was smilin, thinking he was gonna move on up!

    October 13, 2012 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
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