Two Young Boys Shot In Targetted Drive-By Shooting. One Dead And One In Critical Condition.

Rolando Felipe

A man was arrested on Saturday in connection with a shooting that killed a 12-year-old and injured a 14-year-old.

A news release stated that 18-year-old Rolando Felipe was arrested Saturday night at around 10:30 p.m. and charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.

A shooting was reported the same day at approximately 2:58 p.m. in Aurora municipality, located about 25 minutes east of Denver.

According to Aurora police, officers found two young boys suffering from gunshot wounds, both of whom are related. They were immediately taken to the hospital.

Within minutes, the 12-year-old boy was pronounced dead, while the 14-year-old remains in the hospital with serious injuries.

There is no information on the identity of the victims at this time.

In a preliminary investigation, two boys were shot from an Acura sedan while walking up North Zion Street. The vehicle fled the scene, but was later located by police.

Felipe, who was known to the victims, was arrested later that night.

Arapahoe County 18th Judicial District did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Felipe’s charges.

Although the two victims knew the shooter it is not clear what the motive was or how the three were affiliated.

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