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Colorado Pot Holiday Event has Gunfire

Marijuana Plant(AP) — Police say gunfire erupted at a Denver park today, wounding two people and sending tens of thousands gathered for an annual pot celebration fleeing the area.

A crowd of marijuana smokers expected to swell to 80,000 had gathered at the park to mark the counterculture holiday known as 4/20 on the first celebration since Colorado and Washington made pot legal for recreational use. The shooting happened at about 5 p.m. and shortly after pot smokers shared hugs and joints in a mass 4:20 p.m. smoke-out.

A police spokesman says both of the shooting victims were taken to a hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threating.

Witnesses say they heard three or more shots which quickly dispelled the festive atmosphere, with police swarming the scene.

Aerial footage shows the massive crowd frantically running from the park.

A sizable police force on motorcycles and horses had been watching the celebration. But officers didn’t arrest people for smoking in public, which is still illegal.

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  • Uncle Thomas

    They werent at a dog park were they?

    • http://hayspost.com AMERICAN

      No the shooters just smoke some of your home grown from that back yard your pit bull guards

      • Uncle Thomas

        Sorry “American”…dont grow it, dont inhale it, dont ingest it, dont have pit bulls.

  • jo

    See and people think pot is a good thing. NOT.Dopers are already shooting at people

    • friend

      how do you know the people who did the shooting were smoking it? pretty sure the shooters were trying to make stoners look like violent people when really all they want to do is sit and eat a sandwich instead of shooting people. so they probably weren’t smoking it they were just trying to make a scene to ruin it for everyone….

  • http://hayspost.com AMERICAN

    Ask any cop ,who would you rather arrest a stoner or a drunk? they will tell you the stoner, because they are non violent, where as, we all have heard of a mean drunk