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Shots Fired At Colo. Pot Holiday Gathering

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DENVER (AP) - Police say gunfire erupted at a Denver park today, wounding two people and sending tens of thousands gathered for an annual pot celebration fleeing the area.
    
A crowd of marijuana smokers expected to swell to 80,000 had gathered at the park to mark the counterculture holiday known as 4/20 on the first celebration since Colorado and Washington made pot legal for recreational use.
    
A Denver Police spokesman says the man and woman who were shot are expected to survive, and police are looking for one or two suspects.
    
Witnesses say they heard three or more shots which quickly dispelled the festive atmosphere, with police swarming the scene.
    
Aerial footage shows the massive crowd frantically running from the park.
    
A sizable police force on motorcycles and horses had been watching the celebration. But officers didn't arrest people for smoking in public, which is still illegal.

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