Friday, June 20, 2014

Schoolboy Q's SUV Targeted At Red Rocks Shootings

UPDATE: ScHoolboy Q was briefly detained following a shooting in the parking lot of Red Rocks Amphitheater after his Colorado show with Nas last night. The shooter was firing at his SUV.

Police, looking like they had stepped from a military action movie, are shown searching a parking lot at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, after a shooting the night of June 19, 2004. Apparently, the shooting was an attempt on ScHoolboy Q. (Photo: Glen Ross)

Rapper Schoolboy Q was inside of the vehicle that a gunman opened fire on late Thursday outside of Red Rocks Amphitheater, injuring three other people, authorities said Friday.


The uniforms of the responding officers to the Red Rock incident appeared to denote this as a SWAT-worthy reaction. SWAT (acronym for "Special Weapons And Tactics") is a commonly used proper name for law enforcement units, which use military-style light weapons and specialized tactics in high-risk operations that fall outside of the capabilities of regular, uniformed police.
It was August 1, 1966, a tragic event occurred in Austin, Texas. A man named Charles Joseph Whitman, a honor student, used a high-powered rifle to randomly kill over a dozen people and wounded over thirty more from the University of Texas Clock Tower Building in Austin. This incident is best known as the Texas Tower Sniper and is credited as being the sparking event for "The Birth of SWAT." Source
The Jefferson County (Colorado) Sheriff's Office investigated a triple shooting late Thursday night that happened following a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Three victims (all alive) were found in a Chevy Suburban stopped by police at 7th Avenue and Kalamath Street at about 11 p.m. Red Rocks was shut down afterwards, with no one being allowed in or out of the park.

Police put this man (which turns out to be ScHoolboy Q) in handcuffs during an investigation into the shooting that occurred at Red Rocks Amphitheater Thursday night. No arrests, said The Denver Post, (the photograph above shows Q being detained, apparently) have been made in the shooting. (Credit: Karl Gehring, The Denver Post


Schoolboy Q

Flying Lotus

The Red Rocks concert, noted the Denver media, featured Nas, Schoolboy Q and Flying Lotus.

Jefferson County Sheriff's officers, Denver Police, the Lakewood and Morrison Police Departments and the Colorado State Patrol were searching the cars of all concertgoers. Almost two hours after the conclusion of the concert, there were still many people on the scene.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a rock structure near Morrison, Colorado, 10 miles west of Denver, where concerts are given in the open-air amphitheatre. There is a large, tilted, disc-shaped rock behind the stage, a huge vertical rock angled outwards from stage right, several large outcrops angled outwards from stage left and a seating area for up to 9,450 people in between. The amphitheatre is owned and operated by the City and County of Denver, Colorado and is located in Red Rocks Park, part of the Denver Mountain Parks system.

Originally the place was known as the "Garden of the Angels" (1870s-1906), and then as "Garden of the Titans" during the Walker years (1906–1928). The park, however, had always been known by the folk name of "Red Rocks", which became its formal name when Denver acquired it in 1928. The amphitheatre's rocks are named "Creation Rock" on the north, "Ship Rock" on the south, and "Stage Rock" to the east. Red Rocks Amphitheatre was designed by Denver architect Burnham Hoyt.

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