Juvenile shot near Utah Park in Aurora; suspect at-large

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AURORA, Colo. -- Police in Aurora were looking for a suspect after a juvenile was shot Thursday afternoon.

It happened around 2:30 p.m. in the 13000 block of East Jewell Avenue, near South Peoria Street. Police said the shooting happened in Jewell Wetlands Park and was not on the grounds of any nearby schools.

The victim is a juvenile male whose injuries were not life-threatening, police said. A witness said the teen emerged from behind some bushes and it appeared he had been shot multiple times.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male with slicked-back black hair and wearing black clothes. He fled from the shooting scene on foot.

The Cherry Creek School District placed Eastridge Elementary, Ponderosa Elementary, Polton Elementary, Prairie Middle and Overland High schools on a “secure perimeter” during the investigation.

The secure perimeter was lifted just after 3 p.m.

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