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16-year-old girl identified as victim in Five Points shooting

The victim was shot in the area of 26th and Welton streets in Denver.

DENVER — The Denver Police Department (DPD) is investigating a shooting on Welton Street that left a teen dead on Monday morning. 

DPD tweeted about the incident at 2:12 a.m. on Monday. Police said they found a woman shot in the 2500-2600 block of Welton Street.

According to DPD, the woman was taken to the hospital for her injuries. Police later said the woman was pronounced dead. On Tuesday the Denver medical examiner's office identified the victim as 16-year-old Za’Riyah Thomas. Her cause of death was a gunshot wound and her death was determined to be a homicide, according to the medical examiner.

DPD has not said what led up to the deadly shooting or if anyone was arrested in connection to the investigation. 

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. 

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. 

> Additional Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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