Six students who attend nearby Aurora Central High School in Colorado were wounded in a shooting involving multiple suspects Monday at Nome Park, near the school, in the Denver suburb of Aurora. They were sent to Aurora hospital. One of them went into surgery. Two other patients were transported to the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. The victims were a 14-year-old boy, a 15-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl, a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old male. The shooting happened at around 12:45 p.m. local time. The suspects gets away. Different caliber guns were used. Witnesses said there were multiple suspicious vehicles. One said he heard about 30 – 50 shots. The school campus was put on a secure perimeter. Aurora Central High School had more than 2,000 students. The Aurora Police Department is asking for any information, as well as home surveillance camera footage. It was not clear if the shooting was gang-related.
APD’s gang unit is involved with the investigation, as well as Aurora Public Schools and other Denver metro area police departments. “We are disgusted by this and other senseless acts of violence against our children who are the future of our community. We ask for your continued support of the Aurora Central community and we ask each of you to be a proactive part of keeping all of our children safe,” Aurora Public Schools’ Superintendent Rico Munn and the APS Board of Education President Dr. Kyla Armstrong-Romero said in a statement. The local news outlet said Nome Park was the site of a gang-related shooting in 2019 in which a teenager is now charged with murder.