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Police investigate fatal shooting in southwest Denver

The man was shot in the area of West Yale Avenue and South Irving Street on Saturday night, police said.

DENVER — The Denver Police Department (DPD) was investigating a shooting in which a man died on Saturday night.

According to DPD, officers learned of the shooting at Loretto Heights Park near West Amherst Avenue and South Irving Street just before 8 p.m. DPD said the victim was taken to Swedish Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner identified the victim as 20-year-old Yzeed Sayyaheen.

Credit: Denver Police
Yzeed Sayyaheen was shot at Loretto Heights Park in southwest Denver. He was taken to Swedish Hospital where he later died.

Sayyaheen's cause of death was from multiple gunshot wounds, and his death has been ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner's office.

Investigators were still determining the circumstances of the shooting, DPD said, and no information about any possible suspects has been released.

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers

Anyone with information about this or any other crime can 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. 

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