Person shot inside car alongside Old Stage Road early Saturday morning


ORIGINAL: A juvenile is recovering after being shot in the leg along a dirt road early Saturday morning.

The sheriff’s office said the victim, whose name nor age has been released, was was with their family inside of a car alongside a dirt road located in the Cheyenne Mountain State Park when they were shot once in the leg. They were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Once the Colorado Springs Police Department learned about the shooting, officers responded to the hospital to investigate. Because of the location the shooting happened, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office detectives assumed responsibility over the investigation.

Authorities say the shooting was an isolated incident and there is no known threat to the community. However, anyone who may have been in the area during the event is asked to contact the sheriff’s office’s Investigations Tip Line at (719) 520-6666.

Although Old Stage Road is close to some hiking trails, the area is most often used for target shooting. At this time, the sheriff’s office has not released any details regarding the shooter or any possible suspects.

UPDATE: EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is calling on the public to help figure out who opened fire along Old Stage Road early Saturday morning.

According to the sheriff’s office, gunshots were heard between 2-2:30 a.m. in the 2300 block of Old Stage Road, near the Chamberlain Upper Trailhead.

2300 Block of Old Stage Road

Although deputies say it was an isolated event, they are asking people who may have been in the area to call them with any information they have.

If you heard or saw anything, you are urged to contact the Investigations Tip Line at 719-520-6666. 

The sheriff’s office has not released any information regarding a suspect or suspects.

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