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Woman shot after chasing hit-and-run suspects

The shooting happened around 6 a.m. Sunday in the area of Smoky Hill Road and Chambers Road in Aurora.

AURORA, Colo. — A woman was shot and seriously wounded after she was involved in a hit-and-run crash and chased after the people that hit her, according to a spokesman for the Aurora Police Department (APD).

The shooting happened just before 6 a.m. near Smoky Hill Road and Chambers Road. According to APD, there was a crash at the intersection and the driver of a red Kia that was involved attempted to leave the scene.

At some point, the victim reported to police, four males got out of the red Kia and ran. She ran after them, according to police, and as she did one of them turned and shot her. 

She was taken to the hospital for treatment, but is expected to survive her injuries, APD said.

The red Kia had been reported stolen, police said. None of the suspects have been identified at this time.

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers  

Anyone with information is asked to call 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. 

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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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