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Separate shootings at a southeast Denver apartment complex leave 1 man dead

Carl Kern was shot and killed May 7 at Pembrooke on the Green. Police said two shootings occurred hours apart, but they don't believe the crimes are related.

DENVER — Police are investigating two shootings that happened hours apart at a southeast Denver apartment complex.

According to the Denver Police Department (DPD), the first shooting happened just before midnight Thursday at Pembrooke on the Green apartments. That's located in the 10700 block of East Dartmouth Avenue, which are just north of Interstate 225 near Cherry Creek State Park.

The victim managed to get to a hospital in Aurora without an ambulance, police said. DPD at first tweeted that he had died, but later issued a correction saying he was still alive.

Just before 8 a.m. Friday, police were called back to the apartments for a person in the parking lot needing medical attention. Officers arrived and found 36-year-old Carl Kern suffering from a gunshot wound, police said. Kern was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

DPD said there is no information to indicate the two incidents are related.

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers  

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or by visiting 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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