Student seriously wounded in shooting across street from Montbello school

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DENVER -- A 16-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting in a park across the street from a school in the Montbello neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon, the Denver Police Department said.

The shooting happened in Parkfield Lake Park in the 5200 block of Kittredge Street near a shared Rachel B. Noel campus that houses Collegiate Prep Academy and DSST Noel.

The boy, a student at Collegiate Prep Academy, was taken to Children's Hospital Colorado in critical condition. His name was not released.

Students were placed on lockout and there was a controlled release of students, Denver Public Schools spokesman Will Jones said.

Police say there are looking for two suspects but have not provided details on their appearance.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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