5 teens hospitalized after shooting near Denver area school

AURORA, Colo. (AP) – Five teenagers were taken to the hospital after a shooting in a park near a high school in suburban Denver on Monday, police said.

The suspect in the shooting near Aurora Central High School left the scene and has not been identified, Aurora police said in a tweet.

The victims range in age from 14 to 17, police said.

The school was on a “secure perimeter” because of the shooting, police said. That typically means no one is allowed in or out of a school but students and staff are able to move freely within the building.

The shooting comes after an 18-year-old died after being shot about 5 miles away on Sunday night.

A shooting was also reported in the parking lot of a mall in Aurora on Friday but police only found several shell casings when they arrived.