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Suspect sought after five people shot at party in Colorado

By
Allen Cone

Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Police are seeking a suspect in a shooting at an apartment that injured five people, including two teenage girls and one boy teen, in suburban Denver late Saturday.

The Aurora Police Public Safety Communications Division received a 911 call around 10:55 p.m. about a shooting, the agency said in a news release Sunday afternoon.

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All five victims are in serious condition at hospitals with injuries that are not life-threatening, the department said.

Three people were found at the shooting site by police and transported by ambulance to hospitals. The other two victims went to a nearby medical facility by private vehicle and subsequently transported to a hospital.

The teens are older than 16 and the adults are male.

A black man of an unknown age who was wearing a yellow-hooded sweatshirt is being sought.

"There could possibly be additional suspects, but until we are able to interview witnesses and victims, we are unable to confirm this," police said in the news release. "At this time, a suspect has not been arrested."

Patrols have been increased in the area.

The shooting happened during a get-together at one apartment, KDVR-TV reported.

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Aurora is a suburb about 10 miles east of Denver.

On Dec. 27, a teen was shot dead at a mall in Aurora. Kamyl Xavier Garrette, 18, faces charges of first-degree murder

In 2012, a dozen people were killed during a mass shooting occurred inside a Century 16 movie theater in Aurora. James Eagan Holmes was convicted of first-degree murder.

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