Police trying to identify 2 gunman involved in two shootings in Montbello; juvenile male wounded

Reward of up to $2,000 offered in shooting

DENVER - Denver police are trying to identify two young gunmen involved in two shootings in the Montbello area, including one that wounded a juvenile male, on Tuesday night.

The first shooting occurred about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday when someone fired shots from a car at three people waiting at an RTD bus stop at 44th Avenue and Dearborn Street. The suspect vehicle was described as a 2000-to-2005 model silver or gold Cadillac Deville.

About 10 minutes later, two male suspects got out of the same vehicle at Escalante-Biggs Academy, a Denver Public School located at 5300 N. Crown Blvd.

A security video released by police shows two young men, one wearing a blue baseball cap and dark jacket and the other wearing a black jacket with the hood pulled up on his head, walking across the school playground. The man in the hoodie appears to have a handgun dangling from his hand.

The pair walks out of the screen and then the man in the blue hat runs back into the camera view, firing a shot behind him as he jumps in the air. His companion in the black hoodie runs after him and the two jump over a fence as they flee.

Police said the two men fired on a group of five male juveniles, wounding one of them.

Denver police spokesman Officer Carlos Montoya said the victim and his friends ran to the area of Anaheim Way, where they called 911. The victim was taken by ambulance to Denver Health Medical Center, where he was in stable condition the next day.

The suspects are described as light-skinned black males, between 15 and 20 years of age.

A $2,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and charging of individuals sought in this case.

Police say anyone who has information about the crime can anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867; or you can text CRIMES (274637) with the subject title DMCS and enter the message; or email metro-denvercrimestoppers.com.