DENVER (CBS4)– A girl was shot and killed when more than a dozen bullets were shot into the home early Wednesday morning. It is unclear whether it was a drive-by shooting as police continued to search for the gunman.

Police rushed to the home in the 4200 block of West Dakota just after 3:15 a.m. on reports of a shooting.

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When officers arrived, they found the female victim inside the residence, described by neighbors as a little girl, wounded after more than a dozen bullets were fired into the home from the outside. She later died at the hospital.

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Neighbors say they heard several shots and then silence before another round of shots.

“I was awake about 3:15. I heard shots, really loud shots. And I asked my husband, ‘Did you hear that?’ He said, ‘Yes. Either fireworks, fire crackers or gunshots.’ So I got up and I looked around and I heard the sirens of the cops,” said neighbor Molly Garcia.

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Police had marked the street in front of the home with blue indicators used in the investigation.

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It is unclear whether it was a drive-by shooting but police are investigating the shooting as a homicide.

The victim died at the hospital. Her identity has not been released. Police have not confirmed her age but just that she was a “juvenile female.”

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Police do not have any suspect information.

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“As you can see here, it’s a very active scene, active investigation. We have officers who are literally going door-to-door and asking if anyone saw anything or heard anything suspicious or unusual that may aid us in our investigation,” said Denver Police spokesman John White.


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