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. Andy H.

    Very uncool.

    October 13, 2012 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  2. k1c

    Well nothing says I'll show you like shooting an angry looking pane of glass. I realy don't know what someone was trying to accomplish with this? If someone has a opposing view this does not strenghthen thier argument, in any constructive way. One of the strengths of democracy is the ability to withstand opposing view points. When your arguments sit on rock solid foundations you can handle those who don't agree with you. If you can't than this sort of act is the result. This sort of behavior lowers the image of those who particapate and is a great way to work against one's own cause.

    October 13, 2012 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  3. Jim

    No doubt this was a member of the tea party who had sympathy for David Koresh and Timothy McVeigh. Those groups will stop at nothing because they are so narrow-minded they can't bear to see an African-American President. In other words this is a non-story hoax concocted by the left to drum up support for Obama. FAIL!

    October 13, 2012 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  4. whatariot

    The action(s) of some racist pig(2) no doubt . . . and Teaboolican to boot! . . . they're desperate now. They realize the White House won't be theirs this coming election . . . cry me a river!

    October 13, 2012 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  5. me

    Insecure Republicans are trying to intimidate democratic volunteers at work.I guess they can't get enough votes for their candidate, so they intimidate the other party, volunteers and voters.

    October 13, 2012 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  6. DJMcFly

    SOUNDS Like "Wag The Dog"

    October 13, 2012 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  7. Namehardball

    Maybe it evolved from a protest about a video on the web...

    October 13, 2012 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  8. Ben

    That's a shame. Things like this show that Obama will be re-elected. Police should be privatized which will create more jobs. Write to congress and demand the privatization of law enforcement.

    October 13, 2012 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  9. eg

    getting ugly out there

    October 13, 2012 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  10. Jack

    I'm willing to bet it was a republican, it is the type of thing they would do..

    October 13, 2012 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  11. Woman In California

    First of all, thank God no one was injured.

    Having said that-this is what it has come down to. Joe Biden smacked down Paul Ryan last night and these ignorant unGodly rednecks know it's over. Although I will not be around in 50 years, it is delightful to know most of these maniacs won't either.

    Voters of Obama and Biden and those who are working endlessly to support the president, be careful and let's show these pigs WE THE PEOPLE will decide who we want as our president.
    Obama/Biden 2012

    October 13, 2012 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  12. Geoff

    My guess is we'll find out it's some Tea Party nut. A penguin would never do such a terrible thing.

    October 13, 2012 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  13. Synthetically Thought...

    Wasn't it Palin who told her followers to set their sites on the target? (or something like that)

    October 13, 2012 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  14. Synthetically Thought...

    Well no wonder, with so much hate and viriol coming from the extreme right. And then there are the Palin nuts setting their sites on the target.

    October 13, 2012 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  15. enuff

    See what extremism does to some people? Is it worth it?

    October 13, 2012 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  16. ssljc

    this is how LOW the REPUBLICANS will stoop

    October 13, 2012 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  17. Woman in New York

    I think this is awful that Repos are stooping this low. Could have injured innocent people just standing up for who they belive in.

    October 13, 2012 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  18. Ken

    Your gun control issues have gotten out of control.

    October 13, 2012 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  19. RE McCray

    Amazing how much hatred there is for a black president. Republicans breed this kind of hate in their party. Republicans don't like anything that is not white, on white, on white on white. Look at their candidates.

    October 13, 2012 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  20. JG-Texas

    Society has become so dumb

    October 13, 2012 12:44 am at 12:44 am |
  21. Danielle Means

    Who would try to shot are president..?? Whats all the madness for..?? Because he didnt speak enough.. We have to give Barack Obama time, he only can do what he can. Its not his fault that Bush messed up the economy.. Could ya please give this man a chance to make a change?? To me he doing a pretty good job.

    October 13, 2012 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  22. jamie

    Keep pushing Oboma

    October 13, 2012 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  23. Brad

    The sad part is people actually blame the Republicans for this. You may think we're crazy, but we're not that crazy.

    October 13, 2012 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  24. Honey MOO MOO

    Once again Obama is blaming the anti Muslim video (Innocence of Muslims) for this incident and vows to hunt down the shooter with US drone.

    October 13, 2012 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  25. Deez

    I fear Republicans more than I will ever fear "terrorists".

    October 13, 2012 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
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