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One person dies after shooting early Monday near Sloan's Lake

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Posted at 5:45 AM, Jun 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 19:07:40-04

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — One person has died and another is in the hospital after a shooting a few blocks southwest of Sloan's Lake Park early Monday.

Shortly after midnight Monday, officers with the Lakewood Police Department responded to a report of shots fired around the 1500 block of Depew Street, just north of W. Colfax Avenue, said John Romero, spokesperson with the department.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found two people had been shot — a man and a woman. The man, identified as 21-year-old Roderick Vecchiarelli of Denver, later died at an area hospital. The woman who was shot has not been identified. Lakewood police said Monday afternoon she was "suffering from life threatening injuries."

The suspects fled the scene in a car, and later crashed near Sloan's Lake at 20th and Sheridan. Edgewater police took two people into custody after the crash.

Romero said he could not confirm if this was a drive-by shooting.

On Monday afternoon, Lakewood police identified one of the people as 36-year-old Danny Carter of Denver. Police said Carter is being investigated on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated robbery. The woman who was taken into custody after the crash along with Carter is not being charged in the incident at this time, police said.