Aurora, CO – At least five teenagers were shot at Nome Park near Aurora Central High School on Monday afternoon.
The Aurora Police Department said the shooting happened at about 1 p.m. on Nov. 15 in a park just north of the high school located the intersection of Peoria Street and East 13th Avenue, the Denver Gazette reported.
At least five teenage victims were transported to the hospital with gunshot wounds.
Aurora police said the victims ranged in age from 14 to 17, ABC News reported.
Authorities said the gunman fled the scene before officers arrived, the Denver Gazette reported.
KDVR reported that there were three aggravated assaults in Nome Park this year before this incident.
There have been three gun-related aggravated assaults across the street from the park in 2021, too.
Nome Park was also the location of a gang shooting in 2019, KDVR reported.
Aurora police said that gunman was unknown and there are no suspects at this time.
🚨#BREAKING: At least 5 children has been shot outside Colorado high school
At least five children have been injured in a shooting outside Central High School in Aurora, Colorado, local officials and witnesses say. The school is on currently on lockdown pic.twitter.com/FznCSHyWw6
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) November 15, 2021
Parents are waiting to pick up students at Aurora Central High School which is located near the park where the shooting happened. pic.twitter.com/k2lGWekcdE
— Liz Gelardi (@LizGelardi) November 15, 2021
What we know about this shooting near a high school in Aurora, Colorado:
– Five people, ages 14-17, transported to nearby hospitals
– Unclear if those injuries are gun shot wounds
– No response from federal agencies so far
– Aurora PD says unknown suspect left the scene@ABC
— Jeffrey Cook (@JeffreyCook) November 15, 2021
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