One dead, one injured in shooting on east side of Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS (October 1, 2020) — The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) is investigating a deadly shooting at an apartment complex on the east side of Colorado Springs on Thursday night.

Police said they were dispatched to the Westview Apartments located in the 300 block of University Drive around 7:17 p.m. to a report of shots fired. Officers said there were people outside fighting and the shooting took place outside.

Two men were injured and one was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to CSPD. The second man suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

As of 10:30 p.m. there have been no arrests and police couldn’t provide a description of the suspect.

The major crimes unit was called out to the scene. The incident is under investigation.

UPDATE (October 6, 2020): The man who died has been identified as Jerome Nelson, 38, of Colorado Springs.

Police said Nelson’s death is the 27th homicide investigation in Colorado Springs this year. At this time last year, there were 17.

There’s no word on whether any suspects have been identified or arrested.

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