Police vehicles sit in the basement garage on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at the Cheyenne Police Department in downtown Cheyenne. Michael Cummo/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

CHEYENNE – Cheyenne police are investigating a shooting that occurred around 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 1700 block of West Lincolnway.

Police found Genaro Bojorquez, 35, of North Dakota, with gunshot wounds around 11:05 p.m. in the parking lot of the TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotel. The alleged attackers had fled the scene before officers arrived.

Bojorquez was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for treatment and then flown by helicopter to a Hospital in Denver. CPD spokesman Officer Kevin Malatesta said his injuries are considered life-threatening.

An unidentified friend was with Bojorquez when he was attacked and is uninjured. 

Bojorquez described the alleged attackers as two black men, one with dreadlocks, that drove away in a gray or black 1990s Jeep Cherokee. An "attempt-to-locate" has been put out by police on the vehicle.

This case is currently under investigation by the Cheyenne Police Department, and anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers Silent Witness at 307-638-TIPS or www.silentwitnesslaramiecounty.com.

People can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.

More details will be added as the story develops. 

Isabella Alves is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s criminal justice reporter. She can be reached at ialves@wyomingnews.com or 307-633-3128. Follow her on Twitter @IsabellaAlves96.

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