Police said the victims were standing in front of the complex with others when someone inside a car opened fire on them.
No injuries were reported, police said.
“Detectives will continue to evaluate evidence and seek out additional witnesses until everyone who played a role in the murder has been arrested,” police said in a statement.
Ricky Rodriguez, a formerly homeless resident of Century Villages at Cabrillo, was a fan of the Denver Broncos, who loved to talk movies and music with his niece. He was also the first person to be killed by another resident at the supportive housing complex since its inception in the 1990s.
The victim, Derrick Smith, 54, had worked as a security guard for about a decade, according to his mother. He was a dedicated worker, never late, someone who was an “old-fashioned guy” and just went to work and home, she said.
The two victims don’t know each other and were “involved in separate activities when confronted by the suspects,” police said.
After the victim arrived, police began trying to piece together details of the crime.
Police were searching for the driver, who fled on foot after the crash did serious damage to his or her vehicle.
The victim was wounded around 10 a.m. after an argument, police said. He is expected to survive.
Police rushed a young boy to the hospital Thursday morning after a hit-and-run driver struck his stroller, according to authorities.