Casper Police Say Stay Away From Area Of 'Shooting Incident' — And Nothing Else

Other than telling people to stay away from a southwest Casper neighborhood after a Thursday night "shooting incident," police won't say if anyone was hurt, arrested or even how many shots were fired.

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Dale Killingbeck

February 02, 20242 min read

At least three Casper Police Department vehicles and officers remain in the area Feb. 2 after a shooting incident reported the night before.
At least three Casper Police Department vehicles and officers remain in the area Feb. 2 after a shooting incident reported the night before. (Dale Killingbeck, Cowboy State Daily)

More than half a day after responding to a call of shots fired in a southwest Casper neighborhood, the Casper Police Department continued a patrol through the area Friday afternoon, but won’t say anything other than its investigating “an isolated shooting incident.”

A short press release posted to the department’s Facebook page after 1 p.m. Friday says police are “actively conducting an investigation in the 1400 block of W. 15th Street.” There’s no information on how many shots were fired, if anyone was hurt or if anyone has been arrested, other than there “is no known threat to the community.”

When contacted by Cowboy State Daily, Casper Police Department spokeswomen Amber Freestone said she couldn’t release any other information beyond what was in the news release.

Along with saying it involved a shooting, as of 3:30 p.m., Freestone said the CPD is still asking people “to avoid the area at this time so that we can efficiently conduct our investigation.”

At the scene Friday afternoon, Cowboy State Daily observed several police patrolling through an area that includes Cottonwood Elementary School, which hadn’t been put on lockdown with students freely playing outside on the playground.

Three area residents also told Cowboy State Daily they didn’t know anything else about the shooting.

Police are asking for anyone with information related to the “isolated shooting incident” to contact the department’s nonemergency line at 307-235-8268 or call the anonymous Crime Stoppers line at 307-577-8477.

Dale Killingbeck can be reached at dale@cowboystatedaily.com.

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