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Separate shootings Monday in Denver area, Colorado Springs leave 7 wounded

In Colorado Springs, two juveniles were shot in a parking lot outside The Citadel mall

A police vehicle is seen on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 in Fountain. (Olivia Sun, The Colorado Sun)

Police on Monday were investigating several separate shootings in the Denver area and Colorado Springs that left seven people wounded.

In Colorado Springs, two juveniles were shot in a parking lot outside The Citadel mall after a disturbance that started inside the mall, police spokesperson Lt. Pam Castro said.

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KKTV reported that one of the victims was a 12-year-old girl who happened to be walking by when the shooting started in a dispute involving an ex- and current boyfriend of a girl. The 12-year-old is expected to survive. A boy was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound in his chest and a bullet graze on his arm.

In Denver, two men and a woman were wounded in a shooting near a homeless shelter downtown early Monday and were taken to the hospital, police said. Another person was injured in a shooting in west Denver. Details of their injuries were released.

Meanwhile, a woman who was shot in the shoulder in Aurora took herself to the hospital around 1 a.m. Monday, police said.


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