Six Teens Hospitalized After Shooting Near Colorado High School

Authorities said that six teenagers were hospitalized on Nov. 15 after a shooting near their high school in Aurora, Colorado.

Aurora Police Department said that a shooting in Nome Park just before 1 p.m. local time injured six students from Aurora Central High School who were between the ages of 14 and 18.

One victim was in the emergency surgery  after a school resource officer applied a life-saving tourniquet, Police Chief Vanessa Wilson said at a press conference.

Children’s Hospital Colorado said in a statement that three of the victims were stable and have been reunited with their families.

The school was placed in a secure perimeter with heavy police presence.

Police also said the school notified parents of the students via e-mail.

According to the police, they believe the incident was a drive-by shooting and involved multiple shooters, some of whom may have fled on foot.

A witness told CBS News that they heard about 30 to 50 shots fired.

Roads around the park were closed for the investigation.


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