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Three people injured in shooting late Thursday evening, Aurora police say

It was unclear what led up to the shooting and there was no information on any suspect or suspects.
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Posted at 10:56 PM, Jun 27, 2024

AURORA, Colo. — Three people have life-threatening injuries after Aurora police said one suspect shot at them late Thursday evening.

34-year-old Austin Benson was released from the hospital Friday morning and taken to the Aurora jail, APD said. Benson faces three charges of attempted first-degree murder, according to Aurora police. Officers seized three guns as part of the investigation into the shooting.

Around 9:20 p.m. Thursday, Aurora police said the suspect shot a 50-year-old woman while she was inside her car on S Eagle Circle in a neighborhood off E Smoky Hill Road. That woman was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to APD.

After that, police said the suspect drove about four minutes away to South Crystal Way and shot a 64-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man who were walking together in the area. They were both taken to the hospital, also with life-threatening injuries, according to Aurora police.

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After shooting those two people, the suspect drove off, according to APD.

Officers said they found a car one minute away from the last shooting near an apartment complex on East Tuffs Place, off S Parker Road, that was damaged. Aurora police said they tracked a suspect matching the shooter's description to a nearby apartment.

Police evacuated four people from the unit and took the suspect into custody. APD said the suspect — a 35-year-old man — was also taken to the hospital to get checked out.

Aurora PD said officers are investigating what led up to this shooting and what the motive was in the first place. Since the investigation spans three places, police spent Thursday evening gathering evidence from all those locations.

Three people injured in Aurora shooting late Thursday evening

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