ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Authorities searched for a gunman after reports of a shooting near schools in Arapahoe County on Thursday afternoon.

Deputies rushed to the area of E. Progress Drive and Hialeah Avenue about 2:30 p.m.

Authorities told CBS4 that when officers arrived, they found a woman on the lawn of a home who was hurt with what are described as non-life threatening injuries. The age of the woman was not released. Officials would not confirm whether the woman was shot.

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Dozens of law enforcement vehicles, including Aurora Police Command SWAT units and the Arapahoe County Bomb Squad, were on scene. They congregated outside of one home where the injured woman was found outside.

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Several streets were blocked off during the investigation.

One person was rushed to the hospital.

Cherry Creek Schools confirmed there were six schools on “secured perimeter status” which is similar to a lockout status. The schools are Smoky Hill High School, Loredo Middle School, Independence Elementary, Indian Ridge Elementary, Meadow Point Elementary and Trails West Elementary.

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Students were eventually released.

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The entire neighborhood opened after 6 p.m.

That’s when investigators say after obtaining a search warrant, they found another woman inside the home. Investigators say she already died.

Investigators say the women knew each other.


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