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6 initially in custody after Brighton shooting released, 2 others arrested

After further investigation, just two people are now in custody in connection with a shooting near a school that injured one person.

BRIGHTON, Colo. — All six juveniles who were initially taken into custody after a shooting outside a school on Wednesday that injured one person were released and two others were taken into custody, Brighton Police said Friday.

The shooting happened around 12:30 p.m. in the area of South Ninth Avenue and Bush Street in Brighton, near Innovations & Options high school, according to the Brighton Police Department (BPD). When officers arrived, they found shell casings in an intersection but didn't find any suspects or victims.

One victim took themselves to urgent care with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening, according to police. They did not say whether the victim was a student or an adult.

The two juveniles currently in custody were arrested around 5 p.m. Thursday. Both were booked into Prairie Vista Youth Services Detention Center, BPD said. The six who were initially taken into custody were all released after questioning.

27J Schools said the shooting did not occur on a school campus but said "it was reported to involve a few students from Innovations and Options, Prairie View and Brighton High Schools." Police were unable to confirm that information.

Prairie View High School was on lockdown while police swept the building looking for a potential suspect. The district said no suspect was found, and the school was released from lockdown.

Due to their age, no information about the suspects was released.

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