AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Aurora that happened Tuesday night.
It happened outside the “Rack’em Billiards” on Havana Street just before 11 p.m.
Aurora police say a confrontation, involving at least four people, led to several gunshots.
Witnesses say the victim went into an alley with a group of people and that’s when they heard a gunshot.
A witness told police the victim, a 35-year-old black male said he’d been shot. Wounded in his back,
Police say friends tried to get him into their car, but he stopped breathing in the parking lot and collapsed.
His friends drove him to a hospital where he died.
A neighbor said returned from church on Christmas Eve, and was enjoying the peace of the season at home, when it was disturbed by flashing police lights.
Kay, who declined to give her last name says the bar had been the scene of disturbances in the past, but that was in the past, until now.
“We’re right on the back and we feel like now it’s much quieter and so I think someone has talked to them about it,” said Kay.
Iziah Nichols is a regular at Rack’em Billiards and he says he was sitting on a bench outside when he saw everything happen.
“It was a crazy experience. I just witnessed someone being hurt by a gun shot,” said Nichols, “”there was over a dozen cops out. There were ambulances. It was just a parade of lights of cops.”
Nichols says he didn’t recognize the men involved but thinks the shooting could be related to a pool tournament played that night.
“They looked like they didn’t come just to play pool. They definitely left in a rush,” said Nichols
Police are looking for three black males, wearing black hooded sweatshirts. They fled on foot heading west.
They’re also all around the same age, but what age, is unknown at this time.
The victim has not yet been identified.