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Early morning shooting leaves one dead in Aurora, four injured

A shooting in Aurora early Sunday left one person dead and several others injured.
A shooting in Aurora early Sunday left one person dead and several others injured.

AURORA – Aurora police continue to investigate a shooting in Aurora early Sunday that left one person dead and four people injured.

Just before 2:30 a.m., Aurora police received reports of shots fired and a person shot in the 700 block of 5th Street, according to a news release from the Aurora Police Department. When officers arrived, they found three people at a home suffering from gunshot wounds, the release stated.

All three people were transported by Aurora Fire Department paramedics to an area hospital, according to the release. Two people are currently listed in stable condition and the third person was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to the release.

A short time later, two more people arrived at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora suffering from gunshot wounds from the same incident, the release stated. They are listed in stable condition, according to the release.

Aurora Police Department detectives responded to the scene and began interviewing potential witnesses, canvassing the area and investigating the specific circumstances of the incident. Evidence Technicians from Aurora Police’s Evidence Unit also responded to the scene to identify and collect forensic evidence from the shooting.

While the investigation is in its early stages, detectives believe this shooting is an isolated incident and does not appear to be a random act.

“If you saw something, we need you to say something,” Aurora Police Department Investigative Services Bureau Commander Jack Fichtel said in the release. “No matter how small the information might seem, we need to people to come forward with any bit of information about what happened early this morning.”

Anyone with any potential details about the shooting is asked to call Aurora Police Department's Investigations Division at 630-256-5500. They can also call Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000 to leave information anonymously.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards up to $5,000 and anonymity to citizens who furnish information leading to the arrest of felony crime offenders and the capture of felony fugitives.

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