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. Wellywellup

    You have to give a lot of credit to Obama for having guts. The first time he ran you had wing nuts walking around with pistols strapped to their hips and signs of Obama with guns sites painted over his face. That takes guts in our crazy gun loving country.

    October 12, 2012 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  2. tammyk tammy

    No doubt these shots were fired by an idiot clinging to his guns and religion. Yet another example of voter intimidation and suppression revved up by Repuglican rhetoric. True moderate conservatives need to condemn this act to take back their party from this insanity of the far right and stop pandering to the radical right craziness and hate espoused by the Tea Party. Democrats will not be intimidated by these acts which will only strenghthen our resolve to vote for Obama.

    October 12, 2012 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  3. Albert

    I would expect no less in a country bent on returning to Jim Crow values. I was once spit on in Sacramento for hold an Obama 2012 sign. This country is going down the tubes.

    October 12, 2012 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  4. Arnold G.Burr

    This is crazy,exactly what i predicted.The t.v.person,The t.v.2000 tape.

    October 12, 2012 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  5. Greg

    This is what I am expecting from the Right, Especially if Obama is re-elected!

    October 12, 2012 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  6. Jon

    I'm embarrassed to say that I even live in the same state where something like this happened.. Truly disgusting

    October 12, 2012 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  7. Tony F

    As a proud Republican and citizen of the United States, I couldn't be more upset about this. Unlike most on the left who cheered on the Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at our president, I respect the office of the President of the United States. I hope they find whomever did this and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. It truly is an outrage that we have a long, rich tradition of peaceful elections and transfers of power in our government and something like this happens. Spirited, open debate leading to compromise is what makes this country great and something like this brings us to the level of a third world country.

    October 12, 2012 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  8. tony

    I worry what might happen to Obama and his family if, as is highly likely, he wins. The demonization and hatred and "religious justifications" already stirred up by the incredibly irresponsible current R congressmen and backers is far worse than just last times Sarah Palin and her "gunsight" ads.

    October 12, 2012 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  9. Rob

    I dont condone this action in the least bit. I just wonder if this will get more action and activity than our Libyan embassy did when THEY asked for more security. Obama can really screw this up depending on how he handles this.

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

    What a surprise–a wacko with a gun in Colorado.

    October 12, 2012 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  11. Michael

    "We got nothing. and are not investigating. just wanted everyone to know that."

    October 12, 2012 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  12. danielle

    a shot fired? sad, this isn't about politics anymore, just evil, pure evil. We need more than a president to help this country.......

    October 12, 2012 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  13. justiceinamerica

    Sounds like a self inflicted democratic cheap shot to call attention... Typical in chicago politics to blame the opponet. Romney is the man to victory

    October 12, 2012 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  14. freddie nerk

    GOP and Fox inspired this.

    October 12, 2012 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  15. hayabusaVA_voter

    To those on the Right, we are long past the days of the Wild West.
    I know you guys want to return a time when only White Christian men ran the country. But going back to the late 19th century is a little too far. Let's come back to the 21st century and talk like civil people and not like cowboys.

    As a southerner and Virginia voter this act makes me sick to the core.

    October 12, 2012 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  16. Telluride Greg

    There is no excuse for this type of violence. Vote Obama out at the polls. He will be gone soon enough.

    October 12, 2012 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  17. Telluride for Romney

    There is no excuse for this type of violence. Vote Obama out at the polls. He will be gone soon enough.

    October 12, 2012 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  18. mrpopular

    Didn't something like this happen in 2008 at Obama or Democratic headquarters in California (or Washington)? It wound up being some Obama supporter or occupy type activist best I can remember. Maybe it's that guy again.

    October 12, 2012 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  19. JoJo

    I hope this isn't the beginning of something, as we descend into a banana republic with a few super rich controlling the government and media, and the rest of us near starvation without safety nets and with violence at election time, while we pour more money into the military. Both parties are at fault, but I blame the neo-conservatives more. They are the ones (e.g., Beck, Palin) implying use of violence and with their love of guns.

    October 12, 2012 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  20. paul

    could it have been obama's son?

    October 12, 2012 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  21. Adricke

    U can't change world unless we change our self... :)

    October 12, 2012 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  22. anna

    Keepin' it classy, 'Murica.

    October 12, 2012 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  23. saywaaat

    these repubs are nuts and desperate.

    October 12, 2012 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  24. fire0bama

    Fellow American citizens, I fully understand our frustration with this divider-in-chief and complete failure, Please note that fire 0bama does not mean fire at 0bama. Just vote him out in November! That's sufficient!

    October 12, 2012 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  25. A. Quatroni

    I don't know whether to be happy or sad.

    October 12, 2012 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
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