Boy dies after being dropped off at southwest Denver urgent care; DPD investigating as homicide

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DENVER — A 17-year-old boy died Wednesday evening after being dropped off at an urgent care facility in southwest Denver. The Denver Police Department is investigating the case as a homicide.

At 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, DPD said it responded to 1339 S. Federal Blvd. for a reported stabbing. After investigating, police learned a 17-year-old boy was the victim of a shooting in the 2600 block of West Mexico Avenue around 5:13 p.m.

DPD said the boy was dropped off  at the Federico F. Pena Southwest Family Health Center. According to police, he was then transported to a hospital and declared dead.

Police are working to learn more about the circumstances that led up to the boy’s death.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers: 720-913-7867.

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