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Aurora police investigate double homicide after bodies found in alleyway

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Posted at 11:28 AM, Aug 19, 2023

AURORA, Colo. — Police in Aurora are investigating the deaths of two men found in an alley Saturday morning as homicides.

The bodies were discovered around 6:55 a.m. in an alleyway near the intersection of E. 22nd Avenue and Galena Street, according to the Aurora Police Department.

Police said firefighters responded to the initial report of an unresponsive person laying on the ground. Paramedics quickly determined the person was dead on arrival.

A short time later, Aurora officers arrived on scene and discovered a second body a short distance away from the first scene.

The victims — two Black males in their 20s — sustained multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

Investigators believe the victims were shot and killed at another location and their bodies dumped in the alleyway. Police said it's possible the shooting was heard but not reported by neighbors.

The department’s crime scene investigation and major crime homicide units are investigating. Suspect information was not available.

The Adams County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause and manner of the deaths and release their identities at a later time.

On Thursday, police said they were looking for a silver Dodge Journey that had belonged to one of the victims. It has license plate BSC-099 and is missing a hub cap on the passenger side back wheel. If you see this car, police ask that you call 911.

Aurora PD searching for vehicle owned by 8/19 double homicide victim


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