Deadly shooting mars Aurora fireworks celebration

1 decade 9 months 8 hours ago Tuesday, March 13 2007 Mar 13, 2007 Tuesday, March 13, 2007 11:57:31 AM CDT March 13, 2007 in News
At about 9:40 p.m., police were called to Lowry Park in Aurora after reports of a shooting. When police arrived, they found that three men had been shot, one fatally. A preliminary investigation by Aurora police indicates that a group of about 200 people were gathered at the park for a Fourth of July celebration. After the fireworks concluded, a man reportedly tried to drive his car through the crowd to leave the area, but was unable to make it past the mass of people. The driver then exited his car and got into a confrontation with another man. The confrontation turned physical and the driver got back in his car. Two other men in the park then confronted the driver and that's when one of the two men shot and killed the driver. The suspects then began to flee, and as they were leaving, one suspect apparently shot two other men. These victims were transported to area hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Detectives from the Aurora Police Department's Major Crimes Unit are now investigating the case. The investigation is still in the preliminary stages, but detectives are interviewing people they believe may be involved in the shooting. Police ask that if anyone has information regarding this case, they should contact the police department at 303-627-3100.

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