TRAGEDY struck Aurora, Colorado on November 15, 2021, after multiple people were shot at Nome Park.
Six students of the high school were confirmed to have been shot following a drive-by around 1pm local time.
Was there a shooting at Aurora Central High School in Colorado?
It was reported around 1pm local time on Monday that there was a shooting near Aurora Central High School.
The Aurora Police Department later confirmed that the school was on a secure perimeter and not on lockdown, as previously reported.
The APD also confirmed that six teenagers were hospitalized but the case is still under investigation.
Video from the scene showed heavy police presence and emergency vehicles in the parking lot of the school.
Who was shot at Nome Park?
The six victims include one 14-year-old, a 15-year-old, two 16-year-olds, a 17-year old, and an 18-year-old. None of the victims have died, police confirmed.
Police said they are still searching for a suspect and no arrests have been made.
According to police, there are multiple suspects who fled the scene. The perimeter was expanded as police investigated the area.
Witness Henry Martinez, who resides across the street from Nome Park, revealed to CB4 Denver he heard something that sounded like "30 to 50" gunshots.
He told the news outlet: "It’s sad to see young people just throwing their lives away for nothing.
"I’m sad about that… heard like 30-50 shots, it was hard to count with them coming so fast like that, but at least 30."
What is Nome Park?
Nome Park is a local park in the Aurora area.
It features a playground and walking paths along with basketball, tennis, soccer and baseball fields.
The park is also apart of The Trust for Public Land, an organization that has been around since 1972 and has "protected more than 3.3 million acres and completed more than 5,400 park and conservation projects," according to their website.
The park had previously been the scene of a gang-related shooting back 2019 which saw one teen charged with attempted first-degree murder, according to Fox31.
The media outlet also reported that there have been three aggravated assaults at the park in 2021 prior to this incident with another three gun-related aggravated assaults occurring across the street.
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