‘I couldn’t do it. He was too far gone’: Man attempts lifesaving efforts after deadly shooting in Colorado Springs

A man who lives in the apartments close by says he heard screaming and ran over to see what was going on.
Published: Jun. 2, 2023 at 10:33 PM MDT|Updated: Jun. 4, 2023 at 8:34 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - “I just had a feeling that one of them might be alive,” Colorado Springs resident Delbert Adams said. “Something told me the driver was still alive. That’s when I said we need to do CPR.”

Adams lives in the apartment complex next to a parking lot on South Nevada Avenue. That area between two restaurants became a crime scene Friday afternoon.

“The lady that was screaming, that was her husband,” Adams said. “I’m trying to save her husband if I can. I couldn’t do it. He was too far gone.”

Police have released few details about what happened. They say just after two in the afternoon, they received a call of a possible shooting with two people unconscious.

“When we arrived on the scene, we have two individuals who are deceased, and Major Crimes has been responding,” Colorado Springs Police Sgt. Jennene Scott said.

While they wait for answers, neighbors say this is not the first time a shooting has happened in their neighborhood.

“Is there any safe neighborhoods to be in?” Colorado Springs resident Clay Fancher said. “This happens in this type of neighborhood, it happens in the nice neighborhoods... basically, when’s the shooting going to stop?”

Police have not said anything since their brief news conference late Friday afternoon, but a blotter entry posted later that day confirmed that the two people who died were men.