The first 4/20 holiday celebration in Denver since marijuana was legalized turned violent Saturday. A man and woman were shot during the celebration after gunfire erupted at the downtown Civic Center Park around 5 p.m.
A spokesman for Denver Police, Sonny Jackson, said that the two victims were expected to survive and police were looking for suspects in the shooting. The shooting took place while rapper Lil’ Flip was performing with thousands scattering once the shots were fired. Witnesses claim to have heard at least five shots.
The annual pot celebration was expected to draw at least 80,000 attendees this year after recent laws made recreational use of marijuana legal for Colorado and Washington.