UPDATE: (March 14, 9:04 p.m.) Arapahoe County Coroner has identified the victim as 15-year-old Christian Lopez.

AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) – Aurora police are on the hunt for those responsible for shooting and killing a teenage boy in Aurora, late Friday afternoon.

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According to the Aurora Police Department, officers responded to a shooting along the 12700 block of East Asbury Circle around 2:30 p.m.

Upon arriving at the scene, Aurora Police found a 16-year-old boy, suffering from a gunshot wound. From there, the boy was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was later declared dead.

The Arapahoe County Coroner is waiting until family members of the victim have been informed before releasing his name to the public.

If you have any information on this case, please contact the Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit, or the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. You can remain both anonymous and eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

This is Aurora’s eighth homicide of 2022.