Aurora Police are investigating an overnight shooting that injured four people and killed one on Aurora’s near east side.
Just before 2:30 a.m., Aurora Police’s telecom center received 911 calls reporting shots fired and then reports of a person shot in the 700 block of Fifth Street. Officers responded to the scene and found three adult victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Aurora Fire Department paramedics transported all three people to area hospitals. Two victims are currently listed in stable condition. Unfortunately, the third victim succumbed to their injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
A short time later, two additional people arrived at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora suffering from gunshot wounds from the same incident. They are also listed in stable condition.
Aurora Police Department detectives responded to the scene and began interviewing potential witnesses, canvassing the area and investigating the specific circumstances of the incident. Evidence Technicians from Aurora Police’s Evidence Unit also responded to the scene to identify and collect forensic evidence from the shooting.
While the investigation is in its early stages, detectives believe this shooting is an isolated incident and does not appear to be a random act.
“If you saw something, we need you to say something,” Aurora Police Department Investigative Services Bureau Commander Jack Fichtel said Sunday morning. “No matter how small the information might seem, we need people to come forward with any bit of information about what happened early this morning.”
Anyone with any potential details about the shooting is asked to call Aurora Police’s Investigations Division at 630-256-5500. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000 to leave information anonymously.
Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards up to $5,000 and anonymity to citizens who furnish information leading to the arrest of felony crime offenders and the capture of felony fugitives.