Elder alumnus dies following shooting in Denver

Elder alumnus dies following shooting in Denver
Published: May. 9, 2022 at 1:25 PM EDT
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DENVER (WXIX) - An Elder high school alumnus died in Denver following a shooting Friday afternoon, according to Elder High School Spokesman Brian Bill.

Bill says staff at Elder were notified that Pat Huhn died.

Our media partners at the Cincinnati Enquirer say Huhn’s wife Shannon was also shot during the incident and is in critical condition, according to Bill and TriHealth, Pat Huhn’s employer.

Denver police said Friday Huhn and his wife were shot outside an Enterprise Rent-a-Car location on North Broadway Street.

Pat Huhn later died at the hospital, police said.

Denver police say, Derron Harris, 30, is being investigated for first-degree murder, FOX affiliate KDVR reports.

Harris does not have any connection with the two victims, according to police.

Officers say a female person of interest has been located but she is not facing charges, according to KDVR.

The cause of the shooting is still under investigation.

According to Bill, Huhn and his wife have two sons who also graduated from Elder High School.

John Heeg who graduated with Pat from Elder High in 85 says he was shocked when another classmate told him what happened.

“She sent a message this morning and said, ‘did you see my Facebook page.’ I said, ‘no, what are you talking about.’ She said, ‘something bad happened to Pat and his wife,’” explained Heeg. “So, I checked it out and I just couldn’t believe it. I’m still in shock.”

Heeg says it’s been a few years since he saw Pat but he has a lot of fond memories.

“He always had a smile on his face and whenever something was bad he was always looking for the good part,” Heeg said.

Elder High school has not released a statement.

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