There was a shooting last night at the Funky Buddha at about 4 a.m. (after it closed). Details are sketchy, but apparently someone in the popular Denver, Colorado lounge, about half a block from my office, shot an after hours intruder. Police tape now bars the entrance and the glass in the front door appears to be gone. (There was also a drug bust gone bad at 14th and Pennsylvania last night, also in the Capital Hill neighborhood, that resulted in a shoot out).
The shock was enhanced for me by the fact that I was having lunch at Scooter Joe's, two doors down from the Lounge, when I heard the news. (Incidentally, while the TV at Scooter Joe's was tuned to 9 News, the story got on the website of Denver's Channel 4 first.)