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Suspect in custody after fatal shooting of 12-year-old, 14-year-old also injured in Colorado shooting


Colorado police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting that left a 12-year-old dead and a 14-year-old injured on Saturday.

Rolando Felipe, 18, was arrested around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday night. and charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder, according to a press release.

Police responded to a shooting around 2:58 p.m. that same day. in the municipality of Aurora, about 25 minutes east of Denver.

“Officers found two young boys, a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old, who are both related, with gunshot wounds,” Aurora police said in a statement. “They were both immediately transported to the hospital.”

The 12-year-old boy was pronounced dead in hospital a short time later, while the 14-year-old is “in hospital with serious injuries”.

The identities of the victims have not yet been released.

According to a preliminary investigation, shots were fired at the two boys from an Acura sedan as they walked down North Zion Street. The vehicle then fled, but was later found by officers.

Later that evening, Felipe, an acquaintance of the victims, was arrested by the police.

Charges against Felipe will be filed with the Arapahoe County 18th Judicial District, which has not immediately returned requests for comment.

It is not known at this time whether Felipe has a lawyer.

This article was originally published on NBCNews.com