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19-year-old arrested after shooting in Commerce City that left 3 injured

Police said the victims were shot in the 15600-block of East 98th Place in Commerce City Thursday.

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Commerce City Police Department announced that a 19-year-old man was arrested in connection to a shooting that left three injured on Thursday afternoon.

Three people were injured in a shooting in a residential area of Commerce City Thursday, the CCPD said.

The shooting happened just after 3 p.m. in the 15600-block of East 98th Place, police said. 

Police Commander Dennis Flynn said officers found three adults with gunshot wounds in the front yard of a home. They were all taken to hospitals. Police did not have an update on their conditions. 

Police said neighbors reported hearing an argument before the shots were fired. Police believe all three victims either knew each other or were "affiliated with the residence." Flynn said the shooting "appears to be a very isolated incident." 

On Saturday afternoon, police announced that 19-year-old Hugo Alonso Santillana was arrested in connection to the shooting. Police said he was booked into the Adams County Detention for three counts of assault in the first degree. 

Credit: Commerce City Police Department
9-year-old Hugo Alonso Santillana

Anyone with information that may help the investigation is asked to call CCPD at 303-287-2844.

Anyone with information can also 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. 

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