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Photos: Man shot to death in pickup on Xanadu Street in Aurora, suspect at large (6)

A photo tweeted from the scene by 7News' Eric Lupher. Additional images and more below.
A photo tweeted from the scene by 7News' Eric Lupher. Additional images and more below.

Gunfire rang out near an Aurora apartment complex late last night, shattering the quiet and ending a life. The Aurora Police Department confirms that one man is dead and a suspect is at large in the case. Here's what we know thus far.

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At about 11:55 p.m., according to the APD, officers responded to a report of a shooting in a parking lot near 1364 Xanadu Street -- an address that roughly corresponds to the Elmwood Park Apartments, spotlighted in the following interactive graphic. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."


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Upon their arrival, the cops found an adult male sitting in the cab of a red Dodge pickup. He'd been shot, and while he was rushed to University Hospital, he didn't survive his wounds.

Witnesses subsequently told investigators they'd seen what's described only as a "black male" flee the scene after the shooting. But officers and K-9 units deployed to canvass the surrounding neighborhood were unable to locate any suspects.

Here's how the APD shorthanded the news on Twitter....

Media organizations weighed in as well, including 9News....

...and 7News:

The identity of the victim has not yet been released. In the meantime, Aurora police are asking anyone with information to contact Agent Todd Fredericksen at 303-739-6106 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867), which is offering a reward of up to $2,000 in the case.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.