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Pueblo men fire guns at drone flying over Fountain Creek area

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- Drone footage obtained by 13 Investigates shows two men firing guns at the aircraft in the Fountain Creek area on the north side of Pueblo.

The video, shot near Dillon Dr. and E. 29th St., shows multiple people sitting and walking around an area filled with seemingly broken-down vehicles, debris, and tents.

A man is then seen raising a handgun and firing multiple times at the drone, A little while later, another man appears with two handguns, shooting at the drone and eventually hitting it.

13 Investigates asked the Pueblo Police Department about the incident, and if the two men shooting at the drone or the person flying it would face any charges.

According to police, no criminal investigation has begun against the men or other people in the video because the person flying the drone has not filed a police report.

Additionally, they haven't received reports of people being injured from the bullets that were fired into the air.

At this time, they haven't been able to identify the men firing the guns.

As for the person flying the drone, police say the video was taken on public property and it wasn't in a no-fly zone.

This video was taken near the Pueblo Mall and multiple other businesses, including King Soopers, Target, and Wells Fargo.

"When you see what is happening 100 yards from King Soopers on the north side, it's like we have to do something," Randy Thurston, a Pueblo citizen, said.

Pueblo City Council President Heather Graham told 13 Investigates she thought the video was "jarring" and a reason for concern for her and the rest of the city council.

"We have people with weapons shooting at a drone. Not caring where the bullets are flying," said Graham. "They are 50 yards away from King Soopers, so that is pretty scary that is in our own backyard."

PPD told 13 Investigates that in the past they've found multiple stolen cars and guns in that area. Investigators say they've made arrests in that area too.

While police could not confirm whether or not the individuals seen in that video were struggling with homelessness, or if it was a homeless camp, they said they actively try and help people struggling with a place to live in that area.

Fountain Creek, North Pueblo

In recent years, officers have visited that area to help people without a home. During these trips, officers have given them resources. During the pandemic, officers also provided them with COVID tests and vaccines.

On May 24, Pueblo police helped assist in a trash clean-up effort in the area.

Pueblo Police in 2020

To see more drone videos of the area, the page is linked here.

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Sean Rice

Sean is reporter with the 13 Investigates team. Learn more about him here.


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