Suspect arrested for attempted murder in Commerce City shootings

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COMMERCE CITY,  Colo. — Police arrested a suspect Sunday tied to a triple shooting earlier in the morning, the Commerce City Police Department said.

Two people were hospitalized after a shooting early Sunday morning, with a third person also hospitalized who turned out to be a suspect, police said.

Miguel DeJesus Mendoza, 28, was released Sunday night from Denver Health Medical Center and taken into custody for attempted first-degree murder. He was being treated for nonlife-threatening gunshot wounds to his upper and lower body.

Mendoza was transported to the Adams County Detention Facility.

Officers were sent to a residence in the 6100 block of East 60th Place about 5 a.m. Sunday after reports of a disturbance involving a gun. Upon arrival, police found two male victims who had each suffered gunshot wounds.

The victims were identified as Zachery Greene, 19, and Artenio Avila, 21.

Greene was treated for a single gunshot wound to the head and is listed in critical but stable condition. Avila was treated for a gunshot wound to the abdomen and is listed in stable condition.

Additional suspects and charges are pending, and the investigation is ongoing.