It wasn’t your typical drive-by shooting. This one involved oilfield workers who were targeted by a gunman this week in Weld County, Colorado and now the gunman is on the run and being hunted by deputies.
Denver 7 TV news reported the shooting happened Monday afternoon when a white man in his 30s or 40s fired “multiple rounds” at workers of an oil field site north of Brighton in northern Colorado.
Employees told deputies the man (pictured above) also fired shots at their equipment while driving by in a white SUV.
The employees were not injured, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
The vehicle was later identified as a white Chevy Trailblazer featuring a Denver Broncos sticker on the left side of the tailgate and bearing Colorado license plate UQY-913.
The driver of the vehicle, whom deputies also identified as “stocky,” was in the company of another person in the SUV at the time of the shooting.
“The sheriff’s office is investigating the incident as an act of random violence and the suspect is considered a threat to public safety,” deputies said in the release. Deputies were asking the public for help in finding the gunman and warned the public not to approach the vehicle as the suspect was considered armed and dangerous.
Source: Denver 7 TV News