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2 dead, 1 injured in Saturday night shooting near skate park at Memorial Park

Shooting at Memorial Park Skate Park
Posted at 8:01 PM, Nov 20, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS — The skate park at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs was closed Saturday night as officers and detectives investigated a shooting that claimed two lives Saturday night.

Just before 7:30 p.m. Saturday a report came in about the shooting near the skate park along Pikes Peak Ave. Colorado Springs Police officers arrived to find one child dead, plus another child and an adult suffering from gunshot wounds.

According to CSPD, the adult later died at the hospital and the surviving child remains in critical condition.

No details are available on how the three people may know each other or why they were at the park. No arrests have been made.

"Our officers responded to the northeast corner of Memorial Park in response to a reported shooting. Given the preliminary information received, the Homicide/Assault Unit is responding to conduct the investigation. The investigation is in the preliminary stages," read a tweet from CSPD on Twitter.

Multiple ambulances were called to the scene to assist with multiple victims but soon left the area, along with fire department units. The location is just three blocks from UCHealth Memorial Hospital.

The identities and exact ages of the deceased will be released by the El Paso County Coroner's Office following notification of next of kin, at the earliest.