Denver area shooting spree leaves 6 dead, including gunman

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DENVER, Colorado — A gunman who went on a shooting rampage through several business districts in and around Denver was targeting at least some of his victims, authorities said Tuesday.

The suspect in the Monday night shootings killed five people, including one who succumbed to her injuries Tuesday, police said. The gunman also died Monday after exchanging gunfire with officers in a shopping area in the Denver suburb of Lakewood, police said.

Matt Clark, commander of the Denver Police Department’s Major Crimes Division, said during a Tuesday news conference that the suspect, Lyndon James McCleod, 47, was on the radar of law enforcement and that he knew some of his victims.

Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen did not say what authorities had investigated McCleod for in the past, but noted no charges were filed.

The shootings started shortly after 5 p.m. in central Denver along Broadway, a busy…

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