Nov 27, 2010 7:04 PM by Matt Stafford
Colorado Springs Police spent the better part of Friday night, and into early Saturday morning, investigating a shooting outside the Whitney Young Manor apartments off of Delta Drive. Neighbors kept an eye on what was going on.
"I didn't really know anything other than the police had been called over here," Veronica, a mother who lives a few doors down, tells News First 5 the night of the shooting.
The victim was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery. Police list him as critical but stable, but had no further update on Saturday.
"There were two individuals that were seen running from the location," Lt. Howard Black told media Friday evening.
Now we know a little bit more, but not much. The two individuals were seen by witnesses; describing them as black males with slender builds, but they weren't found. No arrests have been made in the shooting.
The scene the next day seems calm compared to Friday night's commotion, but neighbors have been talking. Some have been worried and haven't been updated as to what's going on.
"The situation looks very serious," says Ho Kim, a neighbor.
Kim says he didn't get home until later Friday night -- that's when he first saw the scene. Kim says he spoke to police.
"At around one o'clock a policeman knocked on my door," Kim tells News First 5. He says they were asking him about a stolen car, but he didn't know anything. Kim also didn't get any updates on the shooting.
Other neighbors say the same thing -- they haven't heard anything, but they want to know more.
News First 5 spoke to Lt. Black again, over the phone, Saturday. He was brief, but said the shooting wasn't random. Also, reassuring neighbors, if there were a direct threat, police would stay on scene. Without going into details, Lt. Black tells NF5 that there are many resources being devoted to this case.
Police plan on keeping an eye on the area. For now, there are a lot of closed doors in the neighborhood.