AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — A woman was shot and seriously injured Sunday morning in what the Aurora Police Department believed was a road rage incident involving a stolen vehicle.
APD said the woman, who is 18 years old, was shot near Smoky Hill Road and Chambers Road just before 6 a.m. and taken to the hospital.
The suspect vehicle, a red Kia SUV, was stolen and recovered at the scene.
According to police, the driver and people in the stolen SUV were involved in a crash with the woman in her vehicle just before the shooting. When the suspects tried to leave, the woman chased them.
She told police that four males got out of the SUV and ran away. When she started running after them, one of them turned and shot her.
Police told FOX31 that woman is expected to survive.
No suspects have been identified, APD said.
Neighbor says intersection is terrible
Residents in the area said that intersection is a place for a lot of crashes, speeding and just unsafe activities.
Jake Timmermeyer is more than familiar with the problem intersection. His home was almost hit by a speeding driver last month.
“As far as the shooting goes, you never want to hear about anything going to that level let alone in your backyard and it’s difficult to describe. I’ve been a part of some road rage incidents but never anything like that. It’s a toxic thing, the road makes people crazy,” Timmermeyer said.
FOX31 will provide updates as they become available.