DENVER (CBS4) – Officials with Denver Public Schools confirm a 16-year-old student was shot Tuesday afternoon near Collegiate Prep Academy. Denver police were called to the scene around 2:10 p.m. at Parkfield Lake Park near East 53rd Avenue and Kittredge Street.
Officers stretched crime scene tape across an open area near a gazebo. Collegiate Prep Academy sits south of that park.
The school is currently on lockout with a controlled release of students to their parents. Officials with DPS do not know why the student was not in class at the time of the shooting. The district plans to increase security at the school as the investigation continues.
The victim was last listed in critical but stable condition.
UPDATE: One male victim has been transported to the hospital w/a gun shot wound, condition unknown. At this time, the incident does not appear to be associated with the nearby school. Officers still working to develop suspect info. Anyone w/info asked to call 7209137867. #Denver
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) November 12, 2019