Colorado police say ‘multiple deputies down’ in domestic disturbance

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Police in a Colorado said “multiple deputies” are down after being shot while responding to a domestic disturbance call early Sunday.  Police warned citizens in Highlands Ranch that they should shelter in place and avoid windows.

“Any citizens in the affected area are instructed to shelter in place, avoid windows and stay away from exterior walls,” the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said, calling it an “active event.”

The officers were shot while responding to a domestic disturbance call at the Copper Canyon apartments.

Multiple law enforcement agencies and a SWAT team are on scene, police added.

The sheriff’s office also told 11 News that the situation is “not looking good for us.”

Local media later reported gunshots being heard amid a stream of firetrucks and emergency vehicles entering the area.

It was not immediately clear what sparked the shooting.

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