Police: Man critically injured in Aurora shooting

A 22-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition after he was shot Wednesday in Aurora, police said.

Shortly after 3 p.m., city dispatchers received 911 calls reporting a gunshot victim near Fifth Avenue and Bangs Street in an east side neighborhood. Officers found an Aurora man suffering from gunshot wounds inside a vehicle.

Aurora paramedics took the man to a hospital. No other injuries were reported.

Detectives are investigating the circumstances of the shooting, police said Thursday.

Evidence technicians also responded to the shooting area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Aurora police's investigations division at (630) 256-5500. Report anonymous tips by calling Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000 or visiting

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards up to $5,000 to people who provide information leading to a felony arrest. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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