Heavy police presence near Lake Minnequa, avoid the area

(PUEBLO, Colo.) — The Pueblo Police Department (PPD) is asking the community to avoid a neighborhood near Lake Minnequa after a 17-year-old was shot, and officers are trying to catch the suspect.

According to PPD, around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, a 17-year-old boy arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound that left him in serious condition.

PPD said officers were able to identify a possible suspect and are currently working to locate and contact the suspect in the 2400 block of Lake Avenue, on the northwest side of Lake Minnequa. PPD said there is a heavy police presence in the surrounding neighborhood and the community is urged to avoid the area.

This is a developing story. FOX21 News has a crew on the way to the scene and will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.

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