AURORA | Aurora police said two people were injured in separate gun-shot episodes in Aurora overnight, where both victims found their own way to local hospitals, which prompted reports to police.

The first shooting occurred near midnight, according to police. A local hospital called dispatchers saying an unidentified 18-year-old person had been shot in the lower back while walking near East Colfax Avenue and Oswego Street.

“The wound was not fatal,” police said in a tweet. “There is no viable suspect information or leads.”

The second shooting occurred at about 2:40 a.m. when a man with a gunshot wound in the arm went to a nearby hospital for treatment.

“The man was uncooperative with officers,” police said. “However, the investigation revealed the man was in a car with several people when the shooting took place at an unknown location. The other people drove the man to the hospital and left.”

Police said later investigation revealed that a car connected to the shooting was discovered with multiple bullet holes.

Police did not say where the bullet-ridden car was discovered.

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    1. That would be a great question for The Sentinel to research. The cost of gun violence includes paying for medical care, medical rehab, property damage, police time, legal fees, incarceration, and courts. If parents or breadwinners are injured or killed, the costs can also include foster care, Medicaid and long term social services.

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