AURORA | An unidentified woman was shot and seriously injured Sunday morning in Aurora in what is believed to be a road-rage incident after a car crash involving a stolen car, police said.
The woman was apparently in or driving a car near East Smoky Hill Road and South Chambers Road just before 6 a.m. when the shooting occurred.
Police said the woman’s car crashed with a red SUV.
“After the crash, one of the occupants in the (SUV) shot the victim and ran away,” police said in a subsequent social media post. The red SUV had apparently been stolen.
The shooting victim “was taken to a hospital with serious injuries,” police said in a tweet Sunday morning.
“We’ve had several acts of gun violence this weekend in the city and we’re fortunate victims survived,” Aurora Interim Police Chief Art Acevedo said in a tweet Sunday night. “The use of stolen vehicles is a common thread in too many violent crimes. @AuroraPD will not idly stand by while violent criminals opt out of accountability by fleeing.”
Police said anyone with information can call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters can remain anonymous and still be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000, police said.
I guess the far southern area of Dist 3 is no longer the last bastion of a former safe Aurora……
May this woman soon recover and may the thieves who shot her face decades in a tiny little jail cell.
Why is this called road rage and not attempted murder?