AURORA | Aurora police say they’ve identified and possibly located one of two cars they released images of that believed to have been involved in a shooting that left six teenagers wounded in a park beside Aurora Central High School Monday afternoon.
Investigators believe a black Chrysler 300 and a black Chevrolet Tahoe played a part in the shooting at Nome Park at about 12:45 p.m. Nov. 15. Detectives believe multiple shooters on foot and in cars used multiple different kinds of guns to target a group of Central High students between the ages of 14 and 17.
“Detectives have located the black Tahoe and are following up on leads associated with the occupants,” police said Wednesday in a tweet. “The black Chrysler 300 is still outstanding.”
Police on Tuesday identified the five initial people who were shot as follows: a 14-year-old boy, a 15-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy. Another 18-year-old male drove himself to the hospital later in the afternoon.
Agent Matt Longshore, spokesperson for the Aurora Police Department, on Tuesday clarified that “two of the victims from yesterday’s shooting have a long physical recovery ahead of them.”
Police Chief Vanessa Wilson during a separate press conference told reporters that it appears certain all the shooting victims will survive, but two were seriously injured and face a “long haul” to recovery. She reiterated pleas for information from people who know what happened and who was involved.
Wilson assured people willing to talk to police they could remain anonymous and would received police protection.
Authorities on Tuesday also increased the reward for information related to the shooting, chipping in another $5,000 from the city’s reward fund.
Now tipsters who provide police with information related to the pictured vehicles, the drivers or the owners can receive up to $7,000.
The Metro Denver Crime Stoppers are contributing their standard allotment of $2,000 to the overall pot. Informants who call the Denver branch of Crimestoppers U.S.A. can remain anonymous by calling 720-913-7867.