One dead after Thursday afternoon shooting near Highland Hollows Park in Aurora


AURORA | One person is dead following a shooting Thursday afternoon near Highland Hollows Park in Aurora.

At about 3:30 p.m. police said one person had been shot near East Louisiana Avenue and South Yampa Court, which is just a few blocks east of the park.

At about  4 p.m., police said the victim had died and described the investigation as “very active.”

No details about a suspect have been released.

Police said in a statement later Thursday that detectives from the department’s Major Crime/Homicide Unit are leading the investigation and have been interviewing witnesses.

The Arapahoe County coroner’s office will release the name of the slain man once his next of kin have been notified, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information on the case to call Detective Heath Graw at  303-739-6213 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867. By using Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a $2,000 reward, police said.