One dead amid gunfire at dueling downtown Denver rallies – The Denver Post

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One person has died and another man, who 9News confirmed was a private security guard contracted by them, is in custody after a shooting during dueling protests Saturday in downtown Denver.

The incident occurred after a man participating in what was billed a “Patriot Rally” sprayed mace at another man. That man then shot the other individual with a handgun near the courtyard outside the Denver Art Museum. Police later tweeted that the suspect was a private security guard with no affiliation with Antifa.

Two rallies, one right-wing and one left-wing, were taking place near one another at Civic Center on Saturday. Until the shooting, the protests mostly consisted of each group chanting and yelling at one another from across the amphitheater, which separated the two groups.

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