AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — Aurora police were involved in a shooting in the 1900 block of Peoria Street, officials said on Twitter at about 5:40 p.m. Friday.
When officers arrived at the scene they found multiple people in the alley with apparent gunshot wounds.
One officer made contact with an armed suspect and was shot. The bullet struck the officer’s bulletproof vest.
One suspect was also shot, police said in a news conference Friday night.
“We can confirm that an Officer WAS shot, but is OK,” the Aurora Police Department tweeted.
UCHealth officials say they have received four patients connected to this incident, but they could not provide any other information.
All lanes of Peoria Street were closed between East Montview Boulevard and East 17th Avenue from about 5:55 p.m. until 8:45 p.m.
“Please avoid the area at this time,” police tweeted.
Anyone who may have additional information and/or witnessed the incident, please call Det. Ingui at 303-739-6067.