It's been a bloody spring in Aurora, and last night, it got a lot bloodier thanks to not one but two homicide within an hour or so of each other. The first of these probably took place after 10 p.m. yesterday, but at this writing, Aurora police aren't certain where.
As for possible gang links, officers don't see any evidence of involvement right now.
According to Aurora Police Department spokesman Frank Fania, an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound was brought to a local hospital at about 10:35 p.m. last night. He died a few hours later.
Where? Possibly near East Second Avenue and Peoria Street, but that's still under investigation. Fania says the individuals who brought the man to the hospital aren't being terribly cooperative and have presented conflicting information. Thus far, though, the APD knows of no gang affiliation related to either the victim of his associates.
Anyone with information about this shooting is encouraged to contact Detective Warren Miller at 303-739-6117 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter.
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