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.
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....
Alert: APD is investigating a homicide that occurred at 1364 Xanadu Street. 1 adult male victim shot, B/M Susp still at large.
— Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) July 10, 2014
Media organizations weighed in as well, including 9News....
— Colleen Ferreira (@ColleenFerreira) July 10, 2014
— Eric Lupher (@EricLupher7News) July 10, 2014
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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.