BRIGHTON - Brighton police are trying to sort out the events that led up to an altercation between two groups of people west of downtown Easter night.
One person was injured and apparently hasn't required hospitalization, according to Brighton Police Department spokesman John Bradley. An older man was seen in the back of an ambulance taking treatment for an injured hand.
"We can't find the victim," Bradley said Monday afternoon. "We're pretty sure it wasn't a stabbing. It's more like lacerations, not anything life-threatening. We're not getting a lot of cooperation from either side."
Police aren't sure where the disturbance happened, nor are they sure what started the problem. Bradley thought most of the fight was in one of two nearby parks nearby -- Veterans Park, just off Highway 7 on the north side of the Platte Valley Terrance Apartments, or Colorado Park, which is south of that complex.
"There were two groups of people shouting at each other. We're checking into why," Bradley said. "We have no clear-cut indication that gangs were involved. We had a number of people present. But how many people fit into this? It's going to take more time for all of that to come out."
At one point, any injuries were believed to be serious. Bradley said that was due to "word of mouth" as opposed to what officers turned up since.
"There are enough people we need to talk to to get some answers," Bradley said. "We may not get all of the answers even then."
A medical helicopter was in Brighton about the same time as the disturbance began. Bradley said that incident was a medical emergency on Eagle Drive. The helicopter, which landed at the Brighton Recreation Center, took the person to Denver Health Medical Center. Bradley said that was not related to the problems near the apartments.