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Gunshots fired near troubled Aurora motel

By master · August 31st, 2009 · 3 Comments

Neighbors near the Italia Motel (4129 Aurora Ave N) reported hearing two gunshots around 5am this morning.  The incident follows a recent crackdown by the city to enforce change on several Aurora motels plagued by problems.

Diane Horswill, SPD North Precinct Community Crime Prevention Coordinator, confirmed the occurrence in an email:

Early this morning there were two shots fired up in the air from a moving car.  Officers arrived quickly and spoke to witnesses and guests but there was a lack of cooperation as well as conflicting stories.

No other information is available at this time.

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pork // Aug 31, 2009 at 10:17 pm


  • 2 fortysecondstreet // Sep 1, 2009 at 2:09 am

    The motel manager was on the scene and appears to have misdirected the police after the incident. From my vantage point I saw him pointing the first officer to arrive on the scene West down 42nd St. toward Fremont Ave and subsequent officers North on Aurora. Incredible response time by the SPD but unhelpful motel management and guests resulted in the shooter getting a free pass.

  • 3 Teddie // Sep 5, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Aurora Ave is a turd vein running through our neighborhoods.

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