Aurora police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a second suspect in connection with the drive-by shooting of six teenagers near Aurora Central High School on Nov. 15.
A 15-year-old boy was arrested after being questioned Tuesday night, police said in a news release Wednesday night. Police said they would not release his name, but confirmed he was a student at Aurora Central.
The shooting happened at Nome Park, across the street from the school, in the afternoon.
Police made the first arrest in connection with the shooting, the suspect also 15 years old, on Monday.
Police said he was arrested after being identified as the driver of the Chrysler 300 associated with the shooting. A Chevrolet Tahoe also has been found and is part of the investigation.
The second suspect was described as "another occupant of the Chrysler 300."
The police department's Gang Intervention Unit has been involved with the investigation, according to the release. Police previously confirmed they believe last Friday's shooting in the parking lot of Hinkley High School had gang ties, but police have not made a connection between the shootings at Hinkley and Aurora Central.
The shooting at Hinkley left three people wounded. As of Tuesday, three 16-year-old boys had been arrested.
The day of the shooting at Hinkley, freshman Covan Forbes told The Denver Gazette he thought it was related to gang activity.
"There's a lot of gang activity in Aurora and a lot of gang activity at this school," he said. "That's the reason why it happened, I'm pretty sure."
In a previous statement this week, police spokesperson Matt Longshore said gang activity isn't limited to a specific area in Aurora or Denver.
"Gang activity can unfortunately travel around the metro area and isn't concentrated to a specific spot in Aurora or Denver," he said. "We try to address gang violence and activity with our Gang Unit as well as a specific Gang and Robbery Investigative Team (GRIT). These detectives can work city and metro-wide on identifying gangs, their members, and linking any crimes that are (possibly) related."