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Teen left with life-threatening injuries in Aurora shooting

Multiple people taken into custody Tuesday afternoon

The Aurora Police Department has taken multiple people into custody after a shooting on the city’s near east side that left a 16-year-old suffering from life-threatening injuries on Tuesday afternoon.
The Aurora Police Department has taken multiple people into custody after a shooting on the city’s near east side that left a 16-year-old suffering from life-threatening injuries on Tuesday afternoon.

AURORA – The Aurora Police Department has taken multiple people into custody after a shooting on the city’s near east side Tuesday afternoon that left a 16-year-old boy suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Just after 4:15 p.m., Aurora police officers responded to the 600 block of Second Avenue for reports of a person shot, according to a news release from the Aurora Police Department. When officers arrived, they found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds, the release stated.

Aurora Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. 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.

During the course of the initial investigation, officers attempted to pull over a vehicle that was believed to be involved in the shooting, according to the release. When officers activated their emergency lights and siren, the driver of the vehicle refused to stop and led officers on a pursuit, the release stated.

Officers pursed the vehicle for approximately four minutes, where it stopped near Summerhill Drive and Jericho Road in Aurora Township and multiple people were taken into custody. Aurora Police detectives are still investigating and anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Aurora Police Department Investigations Division at 630-256-5500.

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