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2 people dead in Colorado Springs shooting at Memorial Park, juvenile in critical condition

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- An adult and one juvenile died in a shooting Saturday night at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs.

The Colorado Springs Police Department says officers arrived at the scene of the shooting around 7 p.m. at the Skate Park, which is within Memorial Park at 1705 E. Pikes Peak Avenue.

Upon arriving, officers say they found two injured people, suffering from gunshot wounds and one dead juvenile.

The two victims, an adult and a juvenile, were transported to a community hospital for treatment. According to police, the adult died from their injuries at the hospital. Police say the juvenile is still in critical condition.

Detectives with CSPD’s Homicide/Assault Unit responded and assumed responsibility for the investigation. No arrests have been made at this time and this continues to be an active and open investigation.

Anyone with information or who is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

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  1. I wish the police would give news more information on these shootings. We are seeing more and more young people injured and killed, obviously there is a problem that needs to be faced. Is this about gangs, drugs, random mental health issues? A combination? We seem to have gang activity in the Springs and Pueblo with intermittent drive-bys, and I as sume this is related to meth traffic and possibly gang activity brought into the area with the mas sive increase in pot sales (legalizing was supposed to reduce the involvement of organized crime, but in California what they have seen is that the gangs that already had grow and distribution set up have flourished in the new legal atmosphere). Crime seems to be focused in a few areas — near the Citadel, near Memorial, sections of Nevada and Powers. Three young people were shot here and dozens were on the scene and could have been injured or killed, we need better information about what has happened to Colorado Springs.

    1. Many time they don’t know what lead to the shooting until after days of investigation. Your guess is probably spot on. Gang activity. It doesn’t necessarily have to do with drugs. It is kids/adults living the thug life. It is glorified in these areas and amongst the population of the lower income spots in town. It is really sad that they see this as the way to live. It lead to nothing but destruction. Lack of good role models and the gangster/thug culture is to blame. Parents who don’t care what their kids do and so they get raised on the streets.

      1. I agree. Unfortunately, as our economy changes even more and there are fewer and fewer satisfying jobs for people who don’t have a strong education, young people will continue to look at drug marketing as a viable source of both income and self-esteem. To be clear, I’m not suggesting the victims were involved in anything illegal, I’m just thinking that drugs or gangs might have been the trigger for a confrontation, maybe the armed person was asked to leave and things turned violent.

  2. Not just here all across america.young people are products of the adults in the world.they see how we act and follow suit.lack of positive role models, fathers and mothers also contribute to the problem.

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