Denver Medical Center on Lockdown As Police Investigate Reports of Shots Fired

DENVER — Rose Medical Center was on lockdown Friday afternoon because of a possible active shooter, according to medical center spokeswoman.

There was a heavy police presence at Rose Medical Center campus in Denver. Some streets were closed around the hospital. It’s in the area of 4500 East 9th Avenue just east of Colorado Boulevard.

It appeared police officers were looking for a suspect and they established a large perimeter around the campus and parking garages. The focus was on the Rose Founders’ Building which has a surgical center along with doctors and other offices. The emergency there started about 3 p.m.

Police asked our crew in SkyFOX to look for a suspect who is a white male in his 30s in a hat, flannel shirt and weighing about 130 pounds. It was unknown if he was armed.

The Veterans Administration Hospital was also on lock down. It’s located next door to Rose Medical Center.

There was no indication that anyone was shot or injured. Denver police did not confirm that any shots were fired.

We had contact with a man on Facebook who said his wife works at Rose Medical Center.

This story is developing and will be updated.