Teen killed in shooting on Welton Street

Posted at 6:12 PM, Mar 07, 2022

DENVER — A teenager is dead after a shooting on Welton Street, according to the Denver Police Department.

The incident happened sometime Monday in the 2500-2600 block of Welton Street.

The victim was found by officers and transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.

Officials initially said the victim was an adult female. The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner has since identified her as 16-year-old Za'Riyah Thomas.

The cause of death was a gunshot wound and the manner was ruled a homicide.

This is a developing story. This article will be updated when more information becomes available.