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Man shot by possible ricochet



Salida, Colorado


July 5, 2020

On July 4, 2020 at 1300 hrs the Chaffee County Communications Center received a report of a male who had been shot in the chest approximately 1.5 miles west of Poncha Springs on Highway 50.

As deputies responded, Chaffee County EMS met the victim and his wife who had responded towards HRRMC in their personal vehicle. Chaffee County EMS then continued to the hospital with the victim.

Investigation disclosed that the victim and his wife were looking at a parcel of land for sale in the area on CR 250 and West HWY 50 when the male was shot in the chest. Several parties were located target practicing in a field south of the victims location and it is believed that the victim was struck by a ricochet from the weapon of one of the target shooters.

This investigation remains open and active at this time.

*****Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze*****