Who’s shooting at Denver’s shuttered rec centers?

Sixty windows have been shot out.
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A file photo of police tape. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Since the mid-March closing of Denver’s recreation centers in response to the new coronavirus outbreak, someone has been shooting at their windows with a pellet or BB gun.

Police said it started March 15. A total of 60 windows have been damaged at five rec centers, including Scheitler at 5031 West 46th Avenue, Central Park at 9651 East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Eisenhower at 4300 East Dartmouth Avenue, Cook Park at 7100 Cherry Creek South Drive and Southwest Recreation Center at 9200 West Saratoga Place.

Police said they have no video of the incidents or suspects.

“We’re just asking that if anybody knows anything, they contact Denver Police,” spokeswoman Christine Downs said Thursday.

Information can be reported to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP(7867) or online.

Mayor Michael Hancock closed all the cities rec centers along with its libraries starting March 16 to help stop the people-to-people spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

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