DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police are investigating after a 17-year-old boy was dropped off at a southwest Denver urgent care center and later died. Investigators later said victim was shot early Wednesday evening on the 2600 block of West Mexico Avenue.
Officers were called to the Federico F. Peña Southwest Urgent Care on South Federal Boulevard at about 5:30 p.m. It was later determined the shooting had taken place approximately 15 minutes beforehand.
The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Homicide investigators are trying to find the vehicle the teen was dropped off in and they are looking for the people who were in the car.
A witness who did not want his name revealed told CBS 4, “I saw the shootout with the white truck and other car and they were shooting at each other… it was like a drive-by shootout.”
He believed it was a gang related shooting.
Addressing a spike in teen murders Denver Police Commander Mark Chuck said officers are working with non-profit groups, religious organizations and schools to try to deal with the problem.
Anyone who has information that might be helpful in this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 (STOP).