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Teen shot, killed at Southlands Mall

Teen shot, killed at Southlands Mall
  • PublishedOctober 2, 2023

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Aurora Police said no suspects are in custody.

AURORA, Colo. — Aurora Police are investigating a shooting at the Southlands Mall that left a teenager dead.

The Aurora Police Department said the 15-year-old boy was shot in the parking lot of the shopping center near 6100 Main Street Saturday night at around 8:30 p.m.

He was taken to the hospital, where he died, according to police. 

Police said officers are looking for four to five suspects who drove away from the scene. Officers located the black four-door sedan that was driven by the suspects, APD said.

On Sunday, Aurora Police Chief Art Acevedo said investigators believe the shooting happened during a preplanned meeting between the people involved. He also said that police have increased patrols at the mall despite saying there was no known threat to shoppers. 

Police are planning to hold a news conference on Monday to provide an update on the shooting.

Investigators are asking people in the area to check surveillance cameras to see if anything from the incident was recorded.

The victim will be identified by the Arapahoe County Corner’s Office.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers is notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted. 

> More information about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

> Additional Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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