Shooting at Park in Aurora Leaves 6 Teens Injured, Police Say


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Six teenagers were injured in a shooting at a park in Aurora, Colo., on Monday afternoon that drew a heavy police presence to a nearby high school, the authorities said.

The conditions of the injured, who the police said ranged in age from 14 to 18 and were being treated at an area hospitals, were not immediately available.

Around 1 p.m., the Aurora Police Department said on Twitter that multiple people had been shot at Nome Park near Central High School.

The attacker fled after the shooting, according to the police, who did not say what had prompted the gunfire.

The police said they had secured the school’s perimeter.

The television station FOX 31 reported that there had been gang activity and violence in Nome Park recently.

Before Monday’s shooting, three aggravated assaults occurred at the park this year, including one that was gun-related, according to the station. Three other gun-related aggravated assaults occurred across the street, FOX 31 reported.

In 2019, a teenager was charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with a gang-related shooting at the park, according to the station.

Colorado has been the scene of several mass shootings in recent years that have drawn widespread attention, including one in 2012 at a movie theater in Aurora, where a gunman killed 12 people and wounded 58 at a midnight screening of a Batman film.

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