Random Shootings Task Force Uses Metal Detectors In Painstaking Search For Evidence

CBS Denver

LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – Hundreds of tips have poured in to the task force investigating a series of frightening random shootings in northern Colorado since they released a sketch of a vehicle of interest in one of the cases earlier this week.

The vehicle of interest in connection with two shootings in Loveland (credit: Larimer Co. Sheriff) (credit: Larimer Co. Sheriff)

At least one of those tips prompted investigators with the task force to close a park in Loveland on Thursday and perform an extensive search for evidence, according to a spokesperson for the group.

The search at Allendale Park, a small park at East 18th Street and Chelsea Drive in a neighborhood near Boyd Lake, lasted 12 hours and the evidence recovery team included people wearing FBI shirts. The group hasn’t said exactly what they were looking for.

Authorities used ropes and stakes to turn the park into a grid and then tackled each roped off area with painstaking care. Some task force members…

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