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The Denver Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday morning near East 1…

The Denver Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday morning near East 11th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.[0] The incident left one person dead and caused East High School to cancel classes and extracurricular activities for Tuesday.[1]

“It appears that they shot from a car into a car, and we don't know what led to that. There's no indication there was any altercation between the two cars previous to the shooting,” said Denver Police Division Chief Joe Montoya.[2]

The northbound lanes of Colorado Boulevard were shut down at East 9th Avenue while police personnel attended to the incident.[3] [4] The shooting was just west of Rose Medical Center in the Hale neighborhood, and just east of Congress Park.[5]

Montoya noted that juvenile crime is very high and that the community needs to come together to find a way to disengage young people from these violent tendencies.[0]

“You ruin the life of the person who gets struck by the gunfire, but also the individuals that are involved in that, their life is off track for many years to come,” he said.[6]

No information about a suspect has been released by police in connection with this shooting.[0]

0. “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

1. “Denver East High School student shot near school, taken to hospital with ‘very poor prognosis'” Denver 7 Colorado News, 14 Feb. 2023, https://www.denver7.com/news/front-range/denver/denver-police-investigating-two-shootings-near-denver-public-schools-campuses

2. “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

3. “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

4. “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

5. “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

6. “Denver East High cancels classes after student shot near school” Chalkbeat Colorado, 14 Feb. 2023, https://co.chalkbeat.org/2023/2/13/23598844/denver-east-high-school-shooting-gun-violence-classes-canceled