Several people were found shot in a car during the police chase

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. – Multiple law enforcement agencies were investigating after a chase ended with several people found shot to death in a vehicle early Sunday.

It is believed the shooting occurred at Alton Street and East 17th Avenue in Aurora and the people in the vehicle flagged down an ambulance.

The vehicle fled from paramedics and a police stop was cleared at East 45th Avenue and Havana Street shortly before 4 a.m., police said.
Technician Katherine McCandless with the Denver Police Department.

“It was believed there may be people injured in the vehicle who needed assistance. That’s when officers noticed the vehicle had several bullet holes,” said Technician McCandless.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office received a request for emergency coverage for the pursuit as it involved I-270 and Quebec, Sgt. Adam Sherman, told Denver7.

The vehicle crashed near US 36 and Pecos. “Our officers arrived at the scene of the accident and began coordinating medical transportation for the occupants,” Sherman said.

According to Technician McCandless, multiple victims were found shot to death inside the vehicle and no officers fired their weapons.

There was a Denver police vehicle with heavy front end damage. It was not immediately clear whether the car collided with the vehicle officers were pursuing.

The southbound lanes of Pecos were closed at Cortez Street and the Pecos on-ramp to westbound US 36 was closed for the investigation.

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