DENVER — The Latest on reports of shots fired outside the Colorado state Capitol (all times local):

3:25 p.m.

Police are investigating reports of shots fired near the Colorado state Capitol that temporarily put the building on lockdown.

Police say there were no reports of injuries Thursday. A photograph from The Denver Post showed police taking a man into custody outside the Capitol but it wasn’t immediately clear if the arrest was related to the shooting report.

Witnesses told Denver media outlets that two people shot at each other. A number of shell casings were seen on the street.

Joshua Crews told the newspaper that he was near the Capitol when he saw gunshots coming from a vehicle. He dove behind a barrier to protect himself.

2:15 p.m.

A lockdown has been lifted at the Colorado state Capitol after police responded to a report of shots fired near the building.

There was a large police presence in the area but no injuries were initially reported.

An investigation was continuing.

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