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Street racers may be responsible for deadly shooting on I-70, police say

Aurora police said a man was shot while driving a pickup truck down the interstate with his wife and three children Saturday evening.

AURORA, Colo. — The Aurora Police Department (APD) said street racers may have been involved in a shooting on Interstate 70 Saturday evening that left a man dead. 

According to APD, a man was driving a pickup truck down eastbound I-70 near Colfax Avenue at around 5:35 p.m. when several shots were fired into the truck, killing the man. 

Police said the man's wife and three children were also in the truck, but they weren't hurt. APD said the family lived in Colorado but did not live in the Metro area. In a Twitter post, APD said "The family was traveling through the metro area at the time of the incident. "

According to APD, there were potential street racers in a white sedan and a black sedan who fired the shots. The man in the pickup was not racing, police said. 

A spokesperson said it's not clear whether the drivers of the two cars were shooting at each other or targeting the man in the truck.

Eastbound I-70 was closed at Tower Road for hours during the investigation. 

The Aurora Reward Fund is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information in the case. 

Anyone with information is asked to call APD at 303.739.6113. 

Tipsters who want to remain anonymous can call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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