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Aurora robbery attempt leaves 15-year-old boy shot

A 15-year-old boy was shot by a group of people trying to rob him in Aurora neighborhood, according to police.

AURORA, Colo. — A 15-year-old boy was shot by a group of people trying to rob him in Aurora Wednesday evening, according to the Aurora Police Department (APD).

Police said it happened around 6 p.m. in the 300 block of South Racine Street. That's in a neighborhood southeast of Alameda Avenue and Peoria Street. The boy was walking when a group of unknown males approached and tried to rob him, according to police. 

One of the suspects shot the boy, and then they left the scene, according to police. 

The boy was taken to the hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound to the chest. He is expected to survive, according to police. 

Police are still working to determine whether the suspects and the victim knew each other. No suspect descriptions were immediately available. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers is notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted. 

> More information about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

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