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

    Somebody probably didn't get reimbursed by the Obama campaign..,. again.

    October 13, 2012 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  2. Yoyo

    People need to stop the madness

    October 13, 2012 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  3. Anonymous

    thats a shame! Its not about the ppl in this country its all about power an no one really have step back and realized one thing even if the president do r dont get relected if dont matter if romney get it the hate in this world an the control of power is what this is all about an really its a dam shame

    October 13, 2012 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
  4. GI Joe

    Glad no one was hurt.

    October 13, 2012 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
  5. toad

    The Republicans are getting desperate!

    October 13, 2012 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  6. El Kabong

    After that terrible debate performance in Denver last week the shots were probably fired by a Democrat.

    October 13, 2012 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  7. clarinet

    Day 1: the media will blame some flannel-shirted republican...Day 15: police will arrest the Democrat who fired the shot trying to stir-up blame on, and hate for, Conservatives: Also on Day 15: media will drop story. This pattern of media abuse of the truth has happened so many times before as in 2008, 2004, 2000... In the end, hopefully the shooter will land in jail, at least.

    October 13, 2012 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  8. nobama

    People in colorado must be crazy. keep it up and that will be one less state we have to worry about him winning.

    October 13, 2012 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  9. John

    Woo I ain't surprised. Some people who are idiots will try to kill you if you give them healthcare. Either that or it's corporate goons.

    October 13, 2012 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  10. jk

    Once again, we see how guns are all about self-defense. Right...

    October 13, 2012 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  11. Wilbur in Seattle

    The Tea Party just keeps getting weirder and weirder.

    October 13, 2012 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  12. Ruth

    Violence is not the answer VOTIG IS!!!!

    October 13, 2012 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  13. Carol Dempsey

    After Joe Biden's debate performance and this incident in Denver, I am fired up and ready to go!

    I live in the Denver area and will be reporting to my local field office this morning to start the get out the vote effort by the Obama campaign. If you live in the Denver area, look up your local Obama field office and go show support for getting the President re-elected as a protest against the shooting at the downtown office.

    I thought this was a free country where we encourage healthy political discourse and activism.. Shooting at the Obama campaign office might have been meant as a way to intimidate people from participating in the democratic process of free elections, but it is going to have the opposite effect.

    October 13, 2012 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  14. G2

    No doubt the NRA will just call this just another act of political "Free Speach".

    October 13, 2012 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  15. Samuel from Nigeria

    US elections are becoming violent, what is going wrong... The world still look up to you...

    October 13, 2012 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  16. Lady Gaga

    Totally unnecessary. Glad nobody was injured.

    October 13, 2012 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  17. Taz the Spaz

    Some people just cant stand democracy. Shades of Kristallnacht.

    October 13, 2012 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  18. Realityblowz

    Did they recover a bullet? The story didn't mention it. Is it possible that it was a rock pinched out from under the wheel of a vehicle that struck the window and shattered it? That used to happen about once every three years at a place that I used to work at.

    October 13, 2012 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  19. Bored

    I believe it was Hannity who stated "These liberals are extremists....really...I fear for the safety of Romney supporters"..........HOW will he twist this one?....I listen to him on my way home from work for a laugh everyday....such a useless piece of flesh.

    October 13, 2012 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  20. Republican supporter of President Obama

    This has gone too far. Both sides need to come together and make a joint statement denouncing this and any violent act stemming from hatred for either candidate. The GOP and tea party has stirred this beast and should be held to some level or responsibilities. John McCain was decent enough to correct a misguided voter during a townhall. Time for the GOP to show some maturity.

    October 13, 2012 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  21. Republican supporter of President Obama

    These acts should be classified as a felony regardless if there is an injury or not. We have a right to bear arms for defense and a right to expression but this is going overboard.

    October 13, 2012 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  22. mcrusa

    If you are a resident of Colorado and an undecided voter, this incident should tell you all you need to know about the Republican Party. The inmates are running the asylum.

    October 13, 2012 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  23. Humpty dumpty

    Imagine that,
    So sad that we still have people so fanatical that they want to intimidate with violence,

    Go Obama! I hope he wins:D

    October 13, 2012 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  24. steveiweevie

    Inside job. Typical liberal methodology.

    October 13, 2012 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  25. notebags

    He was just exercising his second amendment right. What's the problem?

    October 13, 2012 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
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