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

    That's terrible oh their threatening people that's when you really have to stand up because if they act this way now you can expect it to be worse if the Republicans party win. Their crazy now from what I hear at these debates so hey president Obama all the way I guess threats and all.

    October 13, 2012 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  2. JanetMermaid

    Dear Republicans: just keep claiming this election isn't about race... You're only convincing yourself.

    October 13, 2012 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  3. Hollywood

    What a shame that these crimes have to happen.

    October 13, 2012 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  4. diane

    I find it interesting that although this article appeared hours ago (not 2 min ago as showing), not one comment has been posted. Is the country confused as to which party could be behind such vicious behavior? Don't come after me, I don't believe in guns. I do, however take note of all the curious violence surrounding this election.

    October 13, 2012 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  5. Please Grow Up

    These folks are so brave! Join the army!

    October 13, 2012 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  6. Humanity4All

    This is a result of cult teaching toxic hate on radio waves in the name of politics.

    October 13, 2012 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  7. Sharp

    Typical Republicans. Probably a Bagger.

    October 13, 2012 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  8. Al

    No that is sick regardless of what party you want to see running this country.

    October 13, 2012 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  9. Wake up People!

    They're determined to get rid of President Obama no matter how. This country has NOT moved when it comes to race relations in 50 years. Oh they pretend we have, but that's just another lie. God bless you President Obama.

    October 13, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  10. jess sayin

    I live in Colorado and for the third time this month I have awoken to my Obama-Biden sign stolen. I guess the GOP in my state don't think their guys can win without stealing signs, shooting campaign offices, along with voter suppression. Too pathetic.

    October 13, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  11. commonvoiceoo1

    America is so smart? Has democracy ran it course? We are more divided today than many yesterdays. Our elite prestigious universities can't even protect an innocent child (Penn State). Our superlative, esteemed and well educated wall street practically destroyed the middle-class in America. Today we have Romney, a consummate liar...if ever elected, the first thing he would say "I Don't want to be president". How smart are we?

    October 13, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  12. resawven

    Voter fraud
    out right lies
    taking both sides of the same issue.
    ridiculous voter ID laws
    why not add intimidation to the GOP play book

    October 13, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  13. Heid

    During this time, with all the ugly statements being made by both sides of the ticket, is any wonder that thiis led to physical viiolence?? I dslike Governor Rommney and wouldn't vote for him but fear this violence started in racist hearts

    October 13, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  14. Rachel

    This was obviously the result of somebody not liking a youtube video.

    October 13, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  15. just for rand

    What is with some weird Coloradians and shooting off their gunsat other people? Should be "guns don't kill people. Only people from Colorado kill people".

    October 13, 2012 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  16. Sassafras tea

    Is that supposed to scare people away from voting? Well, it won't work! America is done with listening to bullies! It didn't succeed in the sixties and it won't work now! O/B!!!

    October 13, 2012 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  17. Michael M.

    A lot of Democrats and Liberals are about to fill up the comment section with jokes about Republicans and Conservatives. Probably a few gun law rants as well.

    Crazy doesn't have a political party. Crazy is apolitical and can be dangerous.

    What is more dangerous is using this act to fill you with hatred for someone of the same nationality, especially given the lack of data in the article. Let's just all agree it's an unfortunate incident, and be glad nobody was hit.

    October 13, 2012 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  18. Something Wrong Here

    Just another tactic from liberals to portray themselves as the victim and underdog...........Desperation!!!

    October 13, 2012 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  19. Scott

    Oh Denver, you are better than this.

    October 13, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  20. JOH

    Some die hard Romney supporter must not be happy

    October 13, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  21. Dav

    businesses look for ways around ObamaCare, others attack the law directly,socialized medicine will cost your your job while you loose your childrens future,bye obama 2012

    October 13, 2012 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  22. a4nrtheist

    Militant christians for Romney.

    October 13, 2012 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  23. Dave from Georgia

    Someone shot at the Obama campaign office? OK. I will vote for Romney. Conservatives, are you happy?

    October 13, 2012 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  24. jeronimo torres sr

    First & foremost obama needs to claim right race.then help his people to establish equel human rights to gain pride.that I can see self respect & that will give me confidence in recieving rightuos service.thru food or law!

    October 13, 2012 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  25. Bob in K.C.

    Really ??? This is simply a stunt by Liberals to try and gin-up sympathy, rally the base and paint the opposition as radicals.

    1st Clue – No one was hurt – 1st clue.
    2nd Clue – Firing a gun will get you jail time – why not throw a rock if you want to vandalize something.
    3rd Clue – Absolutely no positive outcome of this act if you oppose President Obama.

    Most likely it was a Liberal supporter trying to make the Republicans/Conservatives bad – using a gun to emphasize their agenda that wants tighter restrictin on guns.

    If & when they find out who did this (and they won' was stolen most likely)...strong odds are it was NOT a conservative.

    A truly desparate attempt by a Liberal-Nut to get the media away from news about the economy & cover-ups about terrorist attacks.

    October 13, 2012 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
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