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Prairie View High on lockdown after shooting in Brighton

Posted on March 15, 2023 by

Police are investigating a shooting that may involve high school students in Brighton. Police already have suspects in custody.

Multiple police units on scene near South 9th Avenue and Bush Street after receiving reports of shots fired. One victim transported to urgent care with a gunshot wound. Possible suspects are in custody near East 120th Avenue and Salem Street. Avoid both areas. pic.twitter.com/15Ymjp62bO

— Brighton PD (@BrightonPolice) March 15, 2023

The shooting happened in the area of South 9th Avenue and Bush Street, police said in a 1:09 p.m. Wednesday tweet. The shooting scene is a couple of blocks north of Brighton High School. One victim was taken to a hospital.

Suspects are in custody in the area of East 120th Avenue and Salem Street, police said. The area where suspects were apprehended is just south of Prairie View High School, which has been placed on lockdown.

“Police are investigating possible student involvement” in the shooting, according to a department tweet.

Other schools in the area, including Brighton High School, Vikan Middle School, Prairie View High and Middle School, South, Southeast Elementary schools, I&O, Bright Beginnings, Northeast Elementary, Overland Trail, Thimmig Elementary, and Henderson Elementary schools, were placed on secure status out of caution.

The following schools have been placed on SECURE in connection to police response to a shooting in Brighton this afternoon: Brighton High, Vikan Middle, Prairie View High and Middle, South, Southeast Elementary schools, I&O, Bright Beginnings. https://t.co/s5Q6Mp6Llq

— 27J Schools (@SD27J) March 15, 2023

Police ask people to avoid both the scene of the shooting and the arrests if possible.

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