AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — Police are investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 4:00 p.m. at Town Center at Aurora Mall Friday afternoon.
A juvenile male was found by police at JCPenney on the upper level with a gunshot wound. The male succumbed to his injury after being transported to a local hospital.
The store and mall were busy at the time.
“We heard three shots that went ‘bang, bang bang,’” said Thomas Miller who was near JCPenney.
He and his family rushed into the storage area of another store until it was safe.
Officers are actively gathering information and pursuing leads.
According to police, this was not an active shooter incident.
This investigation is active and ongoing. Police are asking anyone that has information about this case to please call Agt. C. Lampson at 303-739-6013.
Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2000 by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).
This is the second shooting at the mall in a few weeks.
Before Christmas, another juvenile male was shot. Police have not said if the shootings could be connected.
Aurora Police said one officer is regularly assigned to the mall and others patrol the area on occasion.
Right now, they said they don’t plan to change that.