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Pueblo Police investigating homicide near Wyoming Ave leaving one dead

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- Pueblo Police are processing a homicide near Wyoming Ave. Wednesday, and the incident prompted a nearby school to go into lockdown.

The shooting happened just south of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, according to Pueblo Police. Minnequa Elementary School enacted stricter security in response to police activity, but the lockdown was lifted by 2 p.m.

According to Pueblo Police, multiple suspects wanted in connection with the shooting ran away from Wyoming Ave. on foot and then ended up on Lake Ave. A search for the suspect was underway near Lake and Highlands avenues, with over a dozen police officers at the scene.

"Officers had a foot chase and a car chase trying to capture these suspects," Sergeant Frank Ortega said. "They thought they had a person contained in a specific residential area, but they were unable to find him."

Police said officers arrived on scene just after noon and began rendering medical aid to a gunshot victim. Then, the pursuit of multiple suspects began.

"We believe there are multiple suspects. It was a very chaotic scene. There was a lot of people here on scene, so it is going to take us a while to kind of sort through everything and figure out exactly what happened here," Sgt. Ortega said.

One victim died on scene and the other was transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries.

According to Pueblo Police, this is the 19th homicide in Pueblo so far in 2021.

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