At approximately 5:31pm, July 15, 2019; the Alamosa Regional Communications Center received multiple 9-11 calls regarding a shooting in the 8000 block of Highway 15 in Capulin Colorado with multiple victims. Deputies from the Conejos County Sheriff's Office as well as officers from numerous other agencies responded to the area.
Initial investigation has determined two people were shot and both have been transported to area hospitals in the San Luis Valley. One victim is in critical condition and the other is listed as serious.
Law enforcement was able to identify two potential suspects and after and intensive search, two suspects were taken into custody.
This investigation is in its early stages and no further information regarding the victims, suspects or motive will be released at this time. Conejos County Sheriff Garth Crowther would like to inform the public that there is no further threat to the community.
Capulin is a rural community in Conejos County, approximately 17 miles southwest of Alamosa. Sheriff Crowther is asking anyone who saw something or knows anything about this senseless crime to contact the Conejos County Sheriff's Office at 719-376-6778. This crime is not a reflection of the many good hard working people who live in the area and is an isolated incident. Sheriff Crowther would like to express his thoughts and prayers to the victims and would further like to remind the community to let the justice system run its course for the suspects and not perpetuate the violence by acting out with further violence.
Sheriff Crowther thanks the Colorado State Patrol, Costilla Sheriff's Office, Rio Grande Sheriff's Office, La Jara Police Department, Sanford Police Department, Monte Vista Police Department and Antonito Police Department for their response and assistance.
Shooting in CapulinWritten by Chris Crown