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Teen who was fatally shot in Aurora neighborhood identified

Police said it happened in a residential area west of Interstate 225 and north of East Iliff Avenue.

AURORA, Colo. — A teenager who died after a shooting Friday afternoon in Aurora has been identified as Christian Lopez, 15.

According to the Aurora Police Department (APD), officers responded to reports of a shooting just after 2:30 p.m. in the 12700 block of East Asbury Circle. That's located in a residential area west of Interstate 225 and north of East Iliff Avenue.

When they got there, APD said they found the victim with an apparent gunshot wound. He later died at a hospital.

APD said detectives from their Major Crimes Homicide Unit were handling the investigation.

Police said they were still working to determine the facts and circumstances of the shooting. No suspect information has been provided.

The Arapahoe County Coroner's Office on Monday identified Christian Lopez as the victim.

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.

Jennifer Campbell-Hicks contributed to this report.

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