Police say man killed Wednesday on Tower Road was shot while inside his car

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AURORA | An unidentified man found shot while inside his car on Tower Road near East 19th Avenue died from gunshot wounds Wednesday, police said.

Police were called to the area at about 9:20 a.m. after reports of the shooting, police said.

“Officers arrived on scene and located a 51-year-old adult male suffering from a gunshot wound (while) inside a vehicle,” police spokesman Officer Francisco Saucedo said in a statement. “The shooter left the scene prior to police arrival.”

The wounded man was rushed to a nearby hospital but died from his injuries, police said.

“At this early stage in the investigation, the facts and circumstances that led up to the death, to include suspect information, are still being determined,” Saucedo said.

The slain man’s identity will be released by the Adams County coroner officer at a later date, which is standard procedure.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit or the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters can remain anonymous and still be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

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