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. popseal

    This kind of action is unacceptable in American poitics. Few are more conservaive than I and I deplore anything that threatens the freedoms that I've been deployed eight times to defend. It's the vote stupid, not the bullet that counts in America.................!

    October 12, 2012 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  2. libra

    I think it's time to investigate fox news and their pundits.They're going overboard with their attacks and encouraging this violence. enough is enough.

    October 12, 2012 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  3. Truth be told...

    Only way they would win.

    October 12, 2012 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  4. MarkinFL

    Is anyone else really surprised? I am. I'm surprised the nuts have held back this long.

    October 12, 2012 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  5. Marie MD

    We don't know who did it but this is the only way rethugs know how to react to losing.

    October 12, 2012 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  6. fred 37ify

    Bet it was just a demonstration that got out of hand ! Probably over a youtube video !

    October 12, 2012 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  7. Chris

    If I wanted to think people were crazy for voting for Romney, I would have someone take a gun and shoot at one of Obama's offices. That was planned.

    October 12, 2012 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  8. Monsto

    So this is what it's come to. A lot of people were angry at both Bush Jr and Clinton but there was never this much hate.

    I guarantee you . . . it was no Lee Harvey Oswald (planned) or John Hinkley (loopy). It's just some hateful racist that finally just snapped.

    Come on... this is the USA, not 1970s uganda or Chechnya.

    October 12, 2012 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  9. Ben

    Note to self: When in Denver, don't drink the water.

    October 12, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  10. Monsto

    So this is what it's come to. A lot of people were angry at both Bush Jr and Clinton but there was never this much hate.

    When they find the guy, it'll be no Lee Harvey Oswald (planned) or John Hinkley (loopy). It's just another racist that finally just snapped.

    Come on... this is the USA, not 1970s uganda or Chechnya.

    October 12, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  11. ArthurP

    I guess the ballot box is just not 'manly' enough for some Americans.

    October 12, 2012 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  12. Shane

    Really? People are going way too far with this stuff.

    October 12, 2012 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  13. Oh No

    Must have been the reaction from a video against the "Prophet Mohammed".

    October 12, 2012 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  14. Chmee

    A hater Republican I'm sure.

    October 12, 2012 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  15. steve-0

    The Tea Party strikes again

    October 12, 2012 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  16. Penny Wright

    Another gun nut.

    October 12, 2012 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  17. THE GOP ARE FEAR MONGERS

    They can't convince people to come to their side by promoting their position on the issues and short on ideas – this is what they have to resort to – fear. The attack on Gabby Gifford was just the beginning. This was an extension of the threat made by the judge in Texas was talking about – this is what we can expect from the crybabies when they don't get their way.

    October 12, 2012 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  18. T R

    At some point all the negative comments over the formerly respected office of the President, as it has not been for many years, someone will think that we are in a war against the government and feel justified in shooting. Shame on you for not accepting the Democracy we live in and those that the system has elected. Perpetual hate leads to violence.

    October 12, 2012 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  19. roadkilled

    I live, here, in Denver. We've had enough of the crazies! Stop it!

    October 12, 2012 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  20. RoadRunner, Albuquerque, NM

    So, are these brown shirt style attacks or not? Wake up and smell the coffee America, before you embolden a bunch of facist thugs. This act was perpetrated by a KKKonservative extremist. This is what the whole country will look like if they get their grimey hands on the reins of our government.

    October 12, 2012 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  21. c carmenatty

    People are so hateful.Its a shame.

    October 12, 2012 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  22. Union Thuggery

    Democrats will do anything to get re-elected, including staging this obvious attack from a "teabagger"

    October 12, 2012 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  23. scare tactics?

    Violence is always the answer for their side. I never knew that intimidation was so patriotic!

    October 12, 2012 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  24. dd

    It was probably al Qaeda. The Obama Administration thinks they have been eliminated.

    October 12, 2012 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  25. brownstain

    glenn beckerhead?

    October 12, 2012 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
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