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Teen arrested in Fort Collins shooting

A man was injured in the shooting just after 4 p.m. Thursday in western Fort Collins.

FORT COLLINS, Colo — The Larimer County Sheriff's Office arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with a shooting that injured a man in Fort Collins Thursday afternoon. 

Deputies said the shooting happened just after 4 p.m. Thursday outside a home on South Overland Trail, near the Colorado State University Foothills Campus. The victim, a 28-year-old man, sustained multiple gunshot wounds. There's no word on his current condition.

Deputies searched the area for the suspect, but could not find him. He was identified as a 15-year-old Fort Collins teen. Deputies said he and the victim know each other. 

Investigators received a tip that led them to the the 800 block of Merganser Drive in Fort Collins, where they arrested the teen just before 10 p.m. Monday night, the sheriff's office said.

The teen was taken into custody on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a handgun by a juvenile, and was booked in the Platte Valley Youth Services Center in Greeley.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately. 

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the shooting who has not already spoken to investigators to call Investigator Tyler Schall at 970-498-5168.

Anyone with information can also call Larimer County Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868 or visit stopcriminals.org. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Larimer County 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. 

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