One dead in home invasion in southwestern Adams County

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ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- One person is dead following a home invasion in southwestern Adams County. Another person was taken to a hospital.

The incident happened about 8:10 p.m. Monday near West 67th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard. The area is near Hodgkins Leadership Academy.

Deputies were called to the home on a report of someone with a gunshot wound. When they arrived, they found two men; one man was dead and the other was taken to the hospital, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Office.

The shooting is being investigated as a homicide. Detectives say they don't believe there is an active safety threat for the public.

Authorities have not yet provided details on the home invasion, including whether the deceased person was the intruder or someone who lived in the home.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers: 720-913-7867 or the Detective Division at the sheriff's office: 720-322-1313.

Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain anonymous.

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