1 teen dead, 2 wounded in three separate shootings in Denver metro area

Juvenile suspect arrested in fatal Denver shooting
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Posted at 9:20 AM, Apr 13, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-14 11:34:47-04

DENVER — One teen is dead and two others wounded in three separate shootings in Denver, Aurora and Lakewood Friday night and early Saturday morning.

A juvenile suspect was arrested in connection with the fatal Denver shooting Friday night.

The Denver shooting happened in the 3800 block of Walnut Street, near the city's River North Art District (RiNo), according to a Denver police social media post.

Police arrived at the scene around 10:30 p.m. after receiving a 911 call reporting a shooting. They located the 17-year-old male victim and paramedics transported him to the hospital where he was later pronounced deceased, according to police.

The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner will release the victim's identity at a later time.

Police later reported Saturday that a suspect had been arrested in the case. A 16-year-old boy, whose name was not released because of his age, was booked on investigation of manslaughter related to the Walnut Street shooting.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are not known. However, police said the victim and suspect were known to each other.

The Aurora shooting happened Saturday just after midnight near the 11000 block of E. 35th Place, according to an Aurora police social media post.

1 teen dead, 2 wounded in three separate shootings in Denver metro area

Police said the incident involved two vehicles occupied by juveniles and young adults. The shooting occurred after an exchange of words between the two groups.

The teen victim is expected to recover, police said.

No arrests have been made in the Aurora shooting and suspect information was not immediately available.

The third shooting occurred in Lakewood during a house party in the 1100 block of Garrison Street around 4 a.m. Saturday, according to the Lakewood Police Department.

Lakewood police said a juvenile male was shot amid an altercation at the large gathering. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Police believe the shooting was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the community. No arrests have been reported.

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