DPD Investigating Car-to-Car Shooting Near East High School

The Denver Police Department (DPD) is investigating a shooting that occurred near East 11th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, prompting the cancellation of classes and activities at East High School for Tuesday.[0] DPD Division Chief Joe Montoya said the incident appears to have been a car-to-car shooting with no indication of an altercation prior to the shooting.[1]

The shooting occurred just before 4:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of N Colorado Blvd.[2] A victim was transported to the hospital with unknown extent of injuries, but no suspect information has been released.[3] Chief Montoya expressed his concern over the current high level of juvenile crime and the need for the community to come together to find a way to disengage young people from these violent tendencies.[4]

Northbound lanes of Colorado Boulevard were closed at East 9th Avenue during the investigation, but reopened to traffic around 7:30 a.m.[5] The shooting was just west of Rose Medical Center in the Hale neighborhood, and just east of Congress Park.[2]

At this time, police have not released any suspect information in relation to the shooting.[0] It is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it is available.

0. “1 killed in early morning shooting in Denver” 9News.com KUSA, 8 Feb. 2023, https://www.9news.com/article/news/crime/denver-fatal-shooting/73-b6ab3825-31a1-4283-a593-18f64d1ac96c

1. “East High School student injured in shooting near school” 9News.com KUSA, 13 Feb. 2023, https://www.9news.com/article/news/crime/shooting-near-city-park-east-high-school/73-03222c4c-9459-4bbe-8cba-f6b68914fdff

2. “1 Dead In Shooting Near Homes On Colorado Boulevard In Denver's Hale Neighborhood” Patch, 8 Feb. 2023, https://patch.com/colorado/denver/1-dead-shooting-near-homes-colorado-boulevard-denvers-hale-neighborhood

3. “BREAKING: Denver East High School in Colorado locked down with one injured after multiple shots fired” Euro Weekly News, 13 Feb. 2023, https://euroweeklynews.com/2023/02/13/breaking-denver-east-high-school-in-colorado-locked-down-after-reports-of-multiple-shots-fired/

4. “East High student shot near campus” Denverite, 13 Feb. 2023, https://denverite.com/2023/02/13/two-people-injured-in-separate-shootings-reported-near-dps-schools

5. “Early morning shooting kills one in Denver | News | denvergazette.com” The Denver Gazette, 8 Feb. 2023, https://denvergazette.com/news/early-morning-shooting-kills-one-in-denver/article_52cc8e7a-a7c3-11ed-b6db-e710f688975d.html