3 injured in separate weekend shootings in Aurora; Safety advocacy walk scheduled for Monday afternoon
AURORA | Aurora Police are investigating a trio of shootings that injured three people in the city over the weekend.
Authorities said the shooting began when a man showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg around 11:30 p.m. on May 22, police said on Twitter. The man who was shot told police he was injured near the intersection of East Jewell Avenue and Peoria Street, although investigators found no evidence or weapons when searching the area, according to a department spokesman. No information is currently available on possible suspects.
The man survived the shooting, although it is unclear whether he will stay in the hospital.
About two hours later, according to a tweet, a woman was shot dead during a “big party” on the 14,000 block of East Vassar Drive. The woman was admitted to a local hospital and is believed to survive her injuries, police said. As of Monday morning, no suspicious information was immediately available.
The third shootout of the weekend took place near the intersection of East Highline Drive and Lansing Street at around 8 p.m. on May 23, according to a tweet. Police said a woman was shot in the arm in the area and is expected to survive her injuries.
Agent Matt Longshore, spokesman for the Aurora Police Department, said SWAT investigators issued a search warrant Monday morning on a home in the area believed to be linked to the alleged shooter. It is unclear whether anything was recovered during the search or whether any arrests were made.
Former councilor Debi Hunter Holen who was Assaulted with a wooden plank last summer while walking the nearby Highline Canal Trailorganizes a walk with local executives to promote safety along the way on Monday afternoon. Police chief Vanessa Wilson and members of the Highline Canal Conservancy are expected to accompany her on their walk from St. Stepehen’s Episcopal Church on East Del Mar Circle at 1:30 p.m.
Police said Get sustained serious injuries after 23-year-old Julio Cesar Gonzalez attacked her with a wooden plank last July. Another woman was hit with a piece of wood by another attacker on the same lane the same week that Hunter Holen was attacked.
Councilor Alison Coombs, who also plans to attend the event on Monday, said Holen wants to promote vigilance and security in the area after the recent shootings.
“I think hearing about (the shooting) really triggered something in her to get this going,” Coombs said.
Neither Hunter Holen nor her husband, Arapahoe County Commissioner Bill Holen, immediately returned requests for comment.
Anyone with potential information about the shootings this weekend is encouraged to call the Denver Metro Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters can remain anonymous and receive rewards of up to $ 2,000.