AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Aurora are investigating a shooting that prompted seven schools to go under lockdown Tuesday afternoon.
The school lockdowns were put in place while Aurora police investigated a report of numerous shots fired in the 1900 block of Beeler Street at approximately 3:40 p.m. A man was found shot a few miles away on Newark Street and police are still looking for a suspect.READ MORE: Mauricio Eduardo Anchondo-Olivas Convicted Of Killing Former Roommate In Colorado, Gets Life Sentence
The Aurora schools that were locked down were Crawford Elementary, the Fletcher Community School, Montview Elementary, Paris Elementary and North Middle School.
Two Denver schools had also been placed on lockdown — Westerly Creek Elementary and William Roberts K-8.
“Officers were also dispatched to the 50 block North Newark Street on a report of black male party who had been shot and was associated with a black vehicle,” Officer Diana Cooley said in a statement. “The male was located by officers near the black vehicle and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. He is in critical condition.”READ MORE: Pausing Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Impacting Distribution In Rural Colorado
Cooley said a short time later officers were called to Saint Joseph Hospital where another black male arrived with a gunshot wound. The man suffered injuries not considered to be life-threatening.
“Both parties are involved with the original call at the 1900 block of Beeler,” Cooley said.
Police haven’t released any names of those involved.
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Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Chuck Mehl at (303) 739-6213 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). Tipsters to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.