A drive-by shooting injured six teenagers at a park in Aurora, Colorado, at 12:45 PM Monday, The New York Times reports.
Victims are all students at Aurora Central High School, ranging in age from 14 to 18. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
The high school was placed on lockdown, as police secured the perimeter. Police are said to be looking for multiple suspects who fired from a car, although Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson said some suspects may have been on foot.
#APDAlert: Officers are on scene of a shooting at Nome Park, Nome/12th.
There are multiple people shot, unknown ages or conditions. Central HS is on lockdown.
Unknown suspect, who is no longer on scene.
Updates will be here. pic.twitter.com/SCZBhrm8Iv
— Aurora Police Dept 🦃 (@AuroraPD) November 15, 2021
“I need us all to be outraged by what happened here today,” Chief Wilson said at a news conference, the Times reported. “I’m hoping that there’s kids out there that know why this happened.”
A school resource officer was the first to arrive on the scene after the shooting. He applied a tourniquet to one victim, The Denver Post reports.
Neighbors, who confirmed that the park is frequently full of kids hanging out during lunch, reported hearing multiple shots being fired, the Post added.
“It sounded like Iraq,” one local resident was quoted as saying, praying no kids were involved. “It’s a shame.”