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DENVER – A man accused of firing shots out of a car window near a Denver park was wounded by police Friday evening, authorities said.

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Denver Police Department Division Chief Ron Thomas said the shooting occurred at around 5:30 p.m. MDT at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, located in the Northeast Park Hill neighborhood of the city, KUSA reported.

The man, whose identity has not been released, was circling the park and firing shots out of his car, according to 911 calls received by police. Denver police responded and located the man, who had a handgun, KMGH reported.

Officers ordered the man to drop the handgun, but he refused and allegedly threatened them with the weapon, Thomas said at a news conference.

Multiple officers responded by firing several shots at the man, Thomas said. The chief said the victim “went down” and was taken to an area hospital. The man’s condition was unknown, The Denver Post reported.

No officers or bystanders were injured, Thomas said.

Thomas said the incident was the fifth shooting involving a Denver police officer this year, KUSA reported.