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Three shot, wounded in US state of Colorado amid continued gun violence

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Three people have been shot and wounded in the US state of Colorado, as the unbridled wave of gun violence continues to plague the United States.

The incident occurred about 5 p.m. local time on Saturday at the Civic Center Park in Denver during a public event.

Denver Police Department spokeswoman Raquel Lopez said a man was shot in the ankle and the leg, and a woman was shot in the ankle.

She added that a third victim emerged two hours later, when a youth was found grazed by a bullet.

Police forces are looking for two suspects in connection with the shooting, and the motive behind the incident is under investigation.

A sizable police force on motorcycles and horses were watching the gathering when the shooting took place.

The US has an average of 87 deaths a day as a result of gun violence, with an average of 183 injured, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the Centers for Disease Control.

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