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15-year-old hospitalized following shooting in La Junta, suspect in custody

Posted at 6:46 AM, Apr 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-21 08:46:54-04

LA JUNTA, CO — A 15-year-old victim was hospitalized in La Junta after suffering from gunshot wounds.

According to the La Junta Police Department, at approximately 12:14 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of W. 4th Street for reports of shots fired.

When officers arrived on the scene, that's when they located the 15-year-old victim.

The victim was treated on scene but was then transported to Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center.

A 17-year-old suspect was located and taken into custody at approximately 3:56 a.m.

The incident is currently under investigation.


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