1 Dead, 1 Hospitalized In Littleton Shooting
LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Littleton are investigating a shooting that left one teenager dead and another in the hospital.
Officers rushed to the 5400 block of South Fox Street at 11:11 p.m. Friday on reports of shots fired. When they arrived they found two teen males shot and lying in the street.
A 17-year-old was rushed to Swedish Hospital. He remained there Saturday morning. His condition is unknown. An 18-year-old was found dead in the street.
Detectives continued to interview witnesses from a nearby party and processed the crime scene overnight and Saturday morning. Neighbors in the area said they could hear the commotion from inside their homes.
“The dogs started barking. About that time we heard about five or six rounds … bang, bang, bang, bang, bang … real fast,” neighbor Linda Carter Martinez said. “I got up and I grabbed my cellphone and called 911.”
Martinez said there was a bunch of yelling at the end of the street.
“One kid was yelling, ‘That’s my brother, that’s my brother,’ ” Martinez said.
A stray bullet went through a window in Martinez’s house.
“The police officers asked if that whole had been in that window, and I go, ‘What window?’ ” Martinez said. “Sure enough there’s a big old bullet hole.”
Officers haven’t been able to find the bullet.
Martinez said there were two parties in her neighborhood within a few houses from each other involving teens and young adults.
Neighbors said there have been fights on that particular block recently. One neighbor was threatened at gunpoint for trying to break up a fight. Residents have already asked police for more patrols.
Much of the surrounding area had to be blocked off to traffic while detectives gathered evidence. They could be seen examining a gun that might have been used in the shooting, but police are releasing much information.
Police have not said if they are searching for a suspect or if the victims knew each other.
The identities of the teens have not been released.