ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. -- One woman was fatally shot and another was injured at the Cherry Creek State Park Shooting Range Monday afternoon, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office said.
The survivor of the double shooting suffered a head injury and is undergoing surgery at a local hospital. Investigators will need to talk to her to determine whether the shootings were accidental or intentional.
Both women were sharing a shooting lane at the Family Shooting Center at 4201 S. Parker Road, when the incident occurred. According to authorities, they had arrived at the range around 1:30 p.m. to do some target practice with small caliber guns. The shooting was reported shortly before 3 p.m.
"Apparently the two ladies were shot simultaneously," said Doug Hamilton, owner of the Family Shooting Center. "The 'how' and the 'why' we really don't know."
He said they were not regulars but did seem to be in good spirits when they arrived.
A surveillance tape was reviewed and while it did not show the incident it did confirm no third party was involved.
"We believe it was contained within this stall and the only two people that were in the stall at the time we believe were the two victims." said Capt. Louie Perea from the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office referring to Stall 18 at the range.
Several witnesses were also interviewed including one who saw the women fall to the ground.
Deputies say the two women were both 29 years old.
Their names have not been released.
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