Police investigating 5 separate Aurora shootings Saturday night and Sunday


AURORA | Aurora police are investigating five shootings that occurred across the city on Saturday evening and into Sunday night.

Few details were released on any of the shootings, none of which, at the time of police reporting, appeared to be fatal.

At about 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27, police were called to the area of East 14th Avenue and Troy Street, investigators said on Twitter. An “adult male” there had sustained “serious injuries” in a shooting. Police said there was no suspect information and officers were “working to determine what led to the shooting.”

At about 7:30 p.m. the same evening, police were called to the area near East Colfax Avenue and Havana Street after reports of another shooting there.

“An adult male victim transported to local hospital, expected to survive,” police said in a tweet. No other information was released about that shooting. Streets in the area were closed for more than an hour as police collected evidence.

Finally, about four hours later, police were called to Challengers Sports Bar at 12161 E. Iliff Ave. on report of a third shooting.

“A patron was asked to leave and ended up shooting the security guard,” police said in a tweet. The security guard was taken to a nearby hospital. “Officers are working to positively ID a suspect.”

Then on Sunday morning at about 9 a.m., police were called to a 7-Eleven convenience store at Peoria Street and East 19th Avenue after reports of a shooting there.

A “victim self-transported to area hospital and expected to survive,” police said in a tweet.  “No suspect description available at this time.”

Information about the person who was shot was not immediately released.

Later that same day, police said only in a tweet they were at the scene of a shooting in the 120000 Block of East Kansas Drive.

“A juvenile has been shot and transported with serious injuries,” police said at about 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28. “This is a very active scene.”

On Monday, authorities clarified that the person who was shot was an 11-year-old boy who sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

“He should make a full recovery,” police wrote March 1 on Twitter.

Detectives are searching for a pair of Black males, one last seen wearing a red shirt and the other in a white shirt, in connection with the shooting Sunday evening.

Investigators are asking anyone with potential information related to these shootings to call the Denver Metro Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for rewards up to $2,000.

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1 month ago

These shootings are out of hand.
Cannot the APD find out where these guns are coming from?
Cannot the APD find a way to put a cork in that pipe line?
Kids? carrying guns?
There has to be a way to address these gun issues besides everyone packing guns on their hips. That solves nothing. 11 year olds don’t do that generally. Security guards in Bar and Grills don’t usually carry guns…and people usually get shot before they figure out that they are gonna get shot. Maybe patrons in bars should be wanded when they come in the door and weapons removed…? my two cents