Suspect in custody after child shot in arm on Rosemary Street in Denver

DENVER - Denver Police report they have a suspect in custody after a teenage girl was shot in the arm.

The shooting occurred around 8:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Rosemary Street, just a few blocks west of the Community College of Aurora at Lowry.  Police reported via Twitter that the wound to the victim's arm was considered non-life threatening.

7NEWS Reporter Jaclyn Allen confirmed on the scene that the victim was a teenager, approximately 15 or 16 years old according to her grandmother.

"The kids were playing the backyard. Their yards are, like, conjoined. There's really not a separate space out there. So, for what my daughter was telling me, that the lady came upstairs and she just shot at her and she [my granddaughter] got shot in the arm," the victim's grandmother Wanda Lott said.

However, there were conflicting reports from other witnesses and the suspect's relatives.

Meanwhile, the suspect's daughter told Allen that the victim was bullying her and that her mother came out and shot the teen. 

While police reported a suspect was in custody, they did not yet say who the suspect was or how they came to be in custody.

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