Aurora police investigate fatal Monday night shooting near Havana and Mississippi

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AURORA | A woman shot Monday evening near East Mississippi Avenue and South Havana Street has died, Aurora police said.

Few details about the incident — including the victim’s identity and any details about a potential suspect — have been released. But police said the investigation started when Denver police contacted Aurora police about 6 p.m. and told them there had been a shooting in the 10500 block of Mississippi.

When officers arrived in the area they found a woman who had been shot and rushed her to a local hospital. The woman was in critical condition as of Monday night, police said, but in a statement Tuesday police said the woman has died.

Police said investigators believe two vehicles were traveling east on Mississippi when the shooting occurred. One of the vehicles then crashed into a third vehicle, police said. The “suspect vehicle” then fled the scene, police said.

Aurora police spokesman Officer Kenneth Forrest said police believe someone from the car that fled fired a shot at the other vehicle.

“Investigators would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed this shooting or with anyone who has information about this case,” police said in a statement.  Witnesses are asked to call Agent

Police are asking anyone with information on the slaying to call Detective Matthew Ingui at 303-739-7867 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters who call Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and earn a $2,000 reward.