Six students taken to hospital after shooting in Colorado park

Six teenage students were rushed to the hospital following a drive-by shooting Monday at an Aurora, Colorado park, the Washington Examiner reports. 

The victims, all reportedly students at nearby Aurora Central High School, were alive at the time of publication. Only one was reported as having undergone emergency surgery as a result of their injuries.

“This is a very concerning incident for this city as well as for this nation,” Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson said during a press conference.

Shooting at Nome Park

“What I can tell you right now is I have six, five juveniles and one adult that have been shot. When I say, adult that’s 18-year-old, so I think to all of us that’s still one of our kids,” the police chief added.

Witnesses report

Witnesses at the scene of the terrifying mass shooting reported numerous shots by an individual, who is still at large.

“It’s sad to see young people just throwing their lives away for nothing,” Henry Martinez said, KCNC reported.

“I’m sad about that. … Heard like 30-50 shots. It was hard to count with them coming so fast like that, but at least 30,” the witness added.

No leads, yet

Police continue to investigate the shooting. No arrests have been made as of this writing. Authorities are also unsure of any possible motives for the shooting, or if it was a totally random event.

Wilson encouraged parents in the area to talk with their kids, hoping to gain information that could lead to an arrest of a suspect.

“Talk to your kids, please come forward if you have any information,” Wilson said. “Any information, no matter how small, we need it.”

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