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Man killed in downtown shooting identified

Two men were shot near 21st Street and Larimer Street on Friday night. Police say one of the men died at the hospital.

DENVER — The Denver Police Department (DPD) is investigating a shooting that happened in the area of 21st Street and Larimer Street.

DPD first tweeted about the shooting around 1:21 a.m., on Saturday. Two men were located in the area and transported to the hospital for their injuries, DPD said.

One of the men, identified as 22-year-old Jason Morales, died after he was transported to the hospital, DPD said. His death is being investigated as a homicide.

No information about any potential suspects was released Saturday morning as police were still trying to develop that information.

Credit: Denver Police Department
Jason Morales


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