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Three people shot after concert at Red Rocks

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Victims were riding in SUV with rapper

By Ramsey Scott

An SUV carrying rapper Schoolboy Q appears to have been the target of the shooting at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 19.

Three people were shot in the vehicle that carried Schoolboy Q, whose real name is Quincey Matthew Hanley, after a concert ended last Thursday night at the amphitheater. The SUV left the scene with the three victims and Hanley after the shooting.

Jeffco sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer said the three victims and Hanley were found in the white SUV when it was stopped by the Denver Police Department at West Sixth Avenue and Kalamath Street about 11 p.m. that night.

The three victims were transported to the hospital. Techmeyer said the identities of the victims and their association with Hanley were not being released at this time. One of the victims was released from the hospital Friday morning.

The Sheriff’s Office received reports of shots fired about 10:30 p.m. June 19 after the concert, which featured rappers Nas, Schoolboy Q and Flying Lotus. The shooting took place outside the amphitheater near the Trading Post.

The Sheriff’s Office described the shooter as an African-American male between 5-foot-10 and 6 feet tall. Witnesses apparently saw the assailant carrying a rifle; he is believed to have fled the immediate area of the shooting on foot.

Law enforcement agencies working with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office closed the park and searched every car as it left, which caused long delays for those trying to leave the concert, Techmeyer said.

“There were some frustrated concert-goers, but it was very necessary,” Techmeyer said.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who was near the Trading Post between 9 and 11 p.m. June 19 and was recording video to call its tip line at 303-271-5612.

The Trading Post remained closed last Friday morning while the incident was being investigated. The rest of the park was open Friday.