AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A man in Aurora died Monday night after being shot next to an apartment complex near Havana Street and Colfax Avenue.

He was found with at least one gunshot wound when police arrived at the 1900 block of Clinton Street at approximately 10:20 p.m. He died after being taken to the hospital.

Neighbors said they heard four or five gunshots. Bullet holes were visible in the windows of a basement apartment. The property manager told CBS4 the victim doesn’t live there, but his girlfriend does.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

“It’s a scary thought to know that somebody wants to come through any neighborhood and shoot at anyone for any reason,” neighbor Tracy Williams said. “We live in a dangerous world these days.”

Another neighbor said she can’t shake the scene from her thoughts. “It plays back over and over in my head,” Charmezha Birmingham said.

Detective and officers were still entering and leaving the crime scene at noon. The Adams County Coroner’s office will conduct an autopsy on the body.

Additional Resources

The Aurora Police Department released the following information about this case:

Police are still trying to locate witnesses. We are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information on this case to please call Detective Fronapfel at (303)739-6013. You can also provide information on this case and remain anonymous by calling CRIME STOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867) or text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then use the title DMCS and enter the message. By doing so, you may be eligible to earn a reward of up to two thousand dollars ($2,000).


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