Code Red Alert Issued After Report Of 'Multiple Deputies Down'

An investigator heads to the scene of shooting in Highlands Ranch Colo.
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The department's Twitter account also said multiple deputies were down but said there was no update on their status.

The officers were shot while responding to a disturbance call at around 6 a.m. local time, the Denver Post reported.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says there are "multiple deputies down" following a shots fired call on Sunday morning. Residents in the vicinity were advised to stay inside and avoid exterior walls and windows. So far there have been no reports as to their status, nor on any civilian casualties.

Officials say several responding deputies were shot while investigating the scene. It said multiple deputies were injured but did not give their conditions.

Deputies are warning the public to avoid the area.

A code red was issued for the affected area. C-470 from Quebec to University Blvd.

An investigation is in progress and most of County Line Road is closed down from Colorado Boulevard to University Boulevard.

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