One person died in a shooting Friday on the Bijou Street bridge over Interstate 25, Colorado Springs police said.

The shooting was reported just before noon, according to police spokesman Robert Tornabene. The bridge remained closed to traffic for the next several hours.

Police said that two individuals crossed paths while walking across the bridge, and one pulled out a gun and shot the other.

"The victim was walking down the road here on Bijou. He came in contact with somebody, and it's believed that they know each other," Tornabene said. "The other subject pulled out a gun and immediately shot the victim." 

The male suspect was last seen wearing a green hoodie and multi-color Nike shoes, according to police, who also described him as between the ages of 40 and 50. Police believe there is no threat to the public because it’s thought that the shooting was an incident between two individuals who knew each other.

Tornabene said that all CSPD currently knows about the victim is that he is a male. The suspect had not been apprehended as of late Friday afternoon. 

Anyone with information or who is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs police at 719-444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 719-634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

Stay with gazette.com for updates on this developing story.

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