Douglas County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the second shooting in less than two months in an otherwise quiet Highlands Ranch community.
The most recent incident, late Oct. 13, left one person injured, according to a spokesperson with the sheriff’s office. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
Deputies responded to the home, in the Westridge Knolls Subdivision at the corner of Lucent Boulevard and Highlands Ranch Parkway, at 11:08 p.m. The home, on Laurenwood Way, is located in a small cul-de-sac.
Investigators are following up on reports of a possible suspect seen fleeing the scene immediately after the shooting. No arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation.
On Aug. 22, gunfire erupted at the same home in the patio-style community, police reports and neighbors confirmed. No injuries were reported in that incident.
One nearby neighbor, who requested that his name be withheld to avoid any threat to his family, heard the shots fired Oct. 13 while he and his wife were watching television.
“I thought it was seven gunshots,” the neighbor said. “I looked out the window and saw someone running across the street.”
The neighbor also said he saw a car driving away soon after the shooting.
The man said about 10 law enforcement vehicles responded to the scene. Law enforcement put up crime scene tape and blocked off the street, he said.
The same neighbor also heard the gunshots from the August shooting. Again, he saw a person running away from the scene.
“After the first time this happened, they said they didn’t think this was an ongoing threat,” the neighbor said. “Now it’s like, we have to do something. But we don’t know what.”
Now, the neighborhood has begun talks about implementing safety measures like a neighborhood watch program or security cameras.
“Before this we haven’t had any issues,” he said. “I hope they figure out what is going on and have some concrete resolution.”
No further information, including a possible motive, was immediately released by the sheriff's office.
Sheriff's officials are asking anyone who may have information on the incident or video surveillance footage of what occurred to reach out to their office at 303-660-7505.
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