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Suspect arrested in Aurora shooting that left two injured

The victims were taken to a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.
Credit: Aurora Police Department

AURORA, Colo. — A suspect has been arrested in a shooting Saturday in Aurora in which two people were injured.

The Aurora Police Department (APD) responded to a report of shots fired in the 1500 block of South Uvalda Street about 8:40 a.m. Saturday, according to a police spokesperson.

Police said one victim suffered a gunshot wound and the other victim was injured by shrapnel, either bullet fragments or debris from the pavement. Both victims were transported to a hospital with injuries that appeared to be non-life-threatening.

Police arrested Reymarcos Benavides, 44, on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, third-degree assault, felony menacing and prohibited use of a weapon. Bond was set at $200,000.

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