COLORADO – Homeowner says Colorado Springs house party got out of hand before gunfire

The Gazette: Homeowner says Colorado Springs house party got out of hand before gunfire
By Kaitlin Durbin
March 27, 2016

The owner of a home involved in a double shooting Sunday morning said it started because they were closing down a house party.

Frederick Ammon said they started telling people to leave around 1:30 a.m. after the party got out of hand. They’d only invited a few friends using Facebook. But when people they didn’t know started showing up at 3150 Harpy Grove they discovered their party page had been shared publicly.

At one point, Ammon said he believed about 200 people were crammed into his 1,013 square-foot townhouse and garage. “We couldn’t control the party anymore. We were trying to get everybody to leave,” Ammon said. “You couldn’t walk through the garage, kitchen or living room.”

Amid shouts for people to leave, someone hit his friend in the head with a frying pan, Ammon said. Then a man pulled out a gun, aimed it at Ammon and his friend and fired. The bullet missed the two but shattered part of the front window behind them, Ammon said.

That’s when the shooter started “unloading,” Ammon said.

Four shots were fired in the living room and another five in the garage area, Ammon said.  Read more:

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