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Teen killed in Denver shooting identified

Saul Pineda, 16, died after being shot on East 40th Ave. near the I-70 exit at Peoria St., Denver Police said.

DENVER — No arrests have been made in the deadly shooting of a teen on Sunday, the Denver Police Department (DPD) said.

DPD said officers responded at 4:44 a.m. to a shooting in the 12000 block of East 40th Avenue, and discovered a victim with a gunshot injury. That's located near the I-70 exit at Peoria Street.

At 10:28 p.m., DPD said the victim was pronounced dead. The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner has identified him as 16-year-old Saul Pineda.

DPD did not provide any suspect information.

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 are 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. 

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