Teen Dies In Drive-By Shooting In Denver
DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police are looking for the person who shot and killed a teenager Monday afternoon.
The shooting happened around 3 p.m. near the intersection of 29th and Franklin Street in Denver.
A makeshift memorial lies at the spot where a 19-year-old man died. Police say it was a drive-by shooting and the search is on for the culprit.
“We do know there were numerous witnesses, but when the shot rang out in the area they all fled the area, so we need to talk with those folks,” Sonny Jackson with Denver police said.
Police say the witnesses gave conflicting information about the suspect vehicle, making it a difficult case to solve. The shooting was just a block from Manual High School and within several blocks of five others schools. All were placed on lockdown as a precaution.
Jamie Barrutia walks her dogs to the park across the street every day.
“It’s really scary. Actually you don’t think that would happen in this neighborhood,” she said.
“You’ve got a dog park here. You’ve got a school here. This is always a concern. We’re asking people, if anybody saw anything to come forward, because we don’t want this kind of thing to happen again,” Jackson said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Denver police at (720) 913-2000. Remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867). Text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter the message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com.