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. 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.
The shooting occurred just before 4:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of N Colorado Blvd. A victim was transported to the hospital with unknown extent of injuries, but no suspect information has been released. 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.
Northbound lanes of Colorado Boulevard were closed at East 9th Avenue during the investigation, but reopened to traffic around 7:30 a.m. The shooting was just west of Rose Medical Center in the Hale neighborhood, and just east of Congress Park.
At this time, police have not released any suspect information in relation to the shooting. It is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it is available.
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