Metro area police investigating 5 overnight, early-morning shootings

Police are investigating five separate shootings in Denver, Aurora and Thornton that occurred Saturday night and Sunday morning, incidents in which at least six people were shot — though no fatalities were announced in authorities’ initial reports.

The most recent occurred Sunday morning, with the Denver Police Department announcing via Twitter a little after 8 a.m. that officers were in the 1400 block of Tremont Street investigating a shooting. One person was taken to a hospital and one possible suspect was detained, they said.

Overnight, metro-area police agencies reported four other shootings.

Denver police reported via Twitter at 12:38 a.m. that officers were in the 8500 block of East Alameda Avenue investigating a double shooting. Police released no information on the victims’ conditions, nor what transpired, adding there was “no suspect information available at present.”

At 3:04 a.m., Thornton police reported on Twitter that officers were investigating a shooting at Mambo’s Cafe, 790 W. 84th Ave. One adult male had been shot and was taken to an area hospital, though police did not know the extent of his injuries. Police had no information on a suspect.

Aurora police announced they were investigating two shootings overnight.

At 4:37 a.m., Aurora police said in a tweet they’d responded to a shooting that occurred at 2 a.m. at 14th Avenue and Jamaica Street. In that shooting, an adult male suffered injuries that police said were not life-threatening. Officers were trying to obtain information about a suspect.

And at 4:52 a.m., Aurora police reported in a tweet that they were investigating another shooting, which had occurred at 9 p.m. Saturday. The victim, an adult male, had transported himself to an area hospital with injuries not considered to be life-threatening. The victim told investigators he was shot in the area of 14th Avenue and Toledo Street, but would not provide further information, police said.

The violence comes as Denver has experienced a surge in shootings and stabbings this month that have left the city on track to experience its deadliest year in a decade.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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