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One person killed, another injured in Denver shooting

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Posted at 10:34 PM, Jun 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-01 16:37:28-04

DENVER — One person was killed and another person was injured in a shooting in Denver Thursday evening.

Around 8:50 p.m., 23-year-old Daniel Diaz-Rojas was shot and killed while he rode in the passenger seat of a car along the northbound lanes of the 500 block of N. Federal Boulevard, which is near the intersection with 6th Avenue, according to the Denver Police Department.

He died at the scene.

A 15-year-old, who was driving the car, was also shot and was in critical condition as of Friday, police said.

An uninvolved motorist was struck by the victim's vehicle after the shooting, according to Denver police. The people in the uninvolved vehicle did not have serious injuries.

The suspects were driving an older silver or light blue minivan, possible a Dodge Caravan, with the driver's side middle window covered with plastic and duct tape, police said.

Northbound Federal was closed at Short Place as detectives investigated. Drivers are urged to avoid the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

This is a developing story and will be updated.