Suspect at large after Aurora shooting leaves one dead, one wounded

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AURORA, Colo. -- One man was killed and another man was wounded in a shooting that prompted Gateway High School to go on precautionary lockout on Tuesday morning, the Aurora Police Department said.

The shooting happened outside at The Preserve at City Center apartments in the 1000 block of Evanston Way, near south Sable Boulevard and East Mississippi Avenue.

Witnesses at the apartment complex said they heard gunshots and saw two men running from the scene in opposite directions.

“I see two males running in opposite directions, one was kind of skipping, excited, the other was holding something large in his hand running,” a witness said.

One man was found at a 7-Eleven store at 14593 E. Mississippi Ave. suffering from gunshot wounds. The second person was found not far from the apartment complex suffering from gunshot wounds.

Both men were taken to a hospital. The man found at the 7-Eleven store was in stable condition, but the man found at the apartment complex died from his injuries.

A suspect remains at large. Police did not release any description.

“We had a shooting in broad daylight here this morning and we have a suspect who is not in custody so I completely understand the concern of the public,” Aurora police officer Bill Hummel said.

The names and ages of the men who were shot were not released.

It's not known what, if any relationship, the three men had. What led to the shooting remains under investigation.

“I don't want to speculate as to what started this," Hummel said. "As part of our investigation as we speak with witnesses and involved parties, we will be looking at the motive and what led up to this shooting."

Gateway High School near where the shooting took place was placed on lockout, but the incident did not happen on campus. The lockout was later lifted.

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