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Shelter-in-place lifted in Stratmoor area as shooting investigation continues

The shooting happened in the area of 1400 Willshire Drive around noon on Thanksgiving Day.
The shooting happened in the area of 1400 Willshire Drive around noon on Thanksgiving Day.(KKTV)
Published: Nov. 25, 2021 at 12:20 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 25, 2021 at 1:46 PM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A shelter-in-place has been lifted for an El Paso County neighborhood following a shooting early Thanksgiving afternoon.

Neighbors saw a man fire multiple rounds into a home in the 1400 block of Willshire Drive, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office tells 11 News. No one was in the home at the time, and no injuries were reported.

The sheriff’s office tweeted just after 12 p.m. that they were looking for a suspect in connection with the shooting and urged residents living in the area of Willshire and Welton to lock their doors and keep away from windows. The neighborhood in Stratmoor just northeast of I-25 and South Academy.

The shelter-in-place order was lifted about 30 minutes later, though the suspect was not located. He was last seen running from the area of the shooting.

Detectives elaborated on the suspect description in an interview with 11 News, telling reporter Miranda Paige that the suspect was in his early 60s and light-complected. His hair was in a bun on his head.

Law enforcement urge the homeowner to check their camera for any footage of the suspect. Any neighbors with information are encouraged to call the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office at 719-390-5555.

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