Sunday, September 20, 2020

MCSO investigating overnight shooting

9/21/20 UPDATE: Investigators are looking for potential witnesses to the shooting that occurred early Sunday morning outside a residence on the 3100 block of Orson Ave.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who attended the party Saturday night into Sunday morning and may have witnessed the incident to call our witness tip line (970) 244-3526. 

If you have video or information about this shooting, you are also asked to call the witness tip line (970) 244-3526. 


MESA COUNTY, Colo – The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred at a large party early Sunday morning in the Fruitvale area.

Just after midnight, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 3100 block of Orson Ave for a report of multiple shots fired outside a residence.

Within minutes, deputies arrived and secured the area. A 20-year-old male was found with a gunshot wound. He was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is still in its early stages. However, investigators believe this was an isolated incident, and there is no ongoing threat to the community. Investigators have determined a large number of people were at the party, and a fight did occur. Investigators are working to identify the individuals involved and if the fight was related to the shooting.

This remains an active ongoing investigation. The scene is still being processed and investigators are actively interviewing potential witnesses to determine the circumstances surrounding this shooting.

If you attended the party or have video related to this incident, investigators would like to speak with you. Please contact the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office by calling non-emergency dispatch (970) 242-6707.