Woman found dead in house after shots fired in Arapahoe County neighborhood

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. -- One woman was found dead inside of a house and another female was take to a hospital Thursday afternoon after a report of a shooting, the Arapahoe county Sheriff's Office said.

Law enforcement was called to the area of East Progress Drive and East Hialeah Drive near Smoky Hill and Buckley roads, the sheriff's office said.

A SWAT robot was used to enter a house in the 16500 block of Hialeah Drive.

Investigators found an adult woman dead of a gunshot wound. A female victim was found outside earlier Thursday. She was believed to have nonlife-threatening injuries.

Authorities obtained a search warrant and entered the house Thursday night.

"We do not believe there is a random shooter out on the streets," the sheriff's office said, adding it was the result of a "family dispute."

Six schools in the Cherry Creek School District were on secure perimeter during the afternoon, meaning anyone outside of a building was brought inside, and all doors were closed and locked.

Activities inside the schools continued, according to a district spokesman.

The district said Indian Ridge Elementary School was on delayed dismissal while the investigation at the scene continued.

The sheriff's office said the school was releasing students to parents on the southwest side of the building only late Thursday afternoon.