Aurora police have arrested a second suspect, another 15-year-old, connected to the midday drive-by shooting of six teenagers in a park across the street from Aurora Central High School.
The second suspect was arrested after being questioned on Tuesday night, police said in a Wednesday night news release. The second suspect was described as “another occupant of the Chrysler 300.”
The shooting happened on Nov. 15 in Nome Park, East 12th Avenue and Nome Street, police said. The first 15-year-old suspect was arrested Monday night and has been charged with attempted first-degree murder.
Two vehicles believed to be involved in the shooting, a Chevrolet Tahoe and Chrysler 300, have been found and seized as part of the ongoing investigation. The first suspect arrested was described by police as the driver of the Chrysler.
Their names have not been released because they are juveniles. The second suspect arrested is a student at Aurora Central. He too has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, police said.
The day of the shooting, five of the teens — three boys and two girls, between the ages of 14 and 17 — were transported by ambulance to area hospitals. An 18-year-old also drove himself to the hospital with minor injuries, police said. One victim underwent emergency surgery.
Police said gunfire from the park was directed at the two vehicles.
“Investigators are still attempting to identify the individuals who were inside of Nome Park shooting back at the Chevrolet Tahoe and the Chrysler 300,” Wednesday’s news release said.
Anyone with information on the shooting, who hasn’t already talked to police, is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 (STOP).
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