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Neighbor shoots man in the face after choking victim seeks refuge, Colorado police say

A 34-year-old man was shot in the face early Saturday morning after a wave of violence in the neighborhood, Colorado police reported.

The Colorado Springs man has repeatedly suffocated an unconscious person during a domestic unrest, officers said on a police blotter.

When the person took refuge with a neighbor after regaining consciousness, the man opened fire on the house with a shotgun and then an AR-15, trying to kill the people inside, police reported .

When he tried to break into the house carrying the AR-15, the neighbor, who had armed himself, shot him in the face, putting him out of action, police said.

Police responding to 911 calls regarding the shooting at 12:56 a.m. found the man outside the house. He and the person he strangled were treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Colorado Springs is a city of over 460,000 people south of Denver, near Pikes Peak.

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