Aurora, Colo. High School Student Suffers 'Significant Injury' In Accidental Parking Lot Shooting

Aurora High School Student Suffers 'Significant Injury' In Accidental Shooting

Aurora Police are investigating an accidental shooting at a parking lot at Rangeview High School that left one student with a "significant injury" on Monday.

Close to an hour after school had been dismissed on Monday, a male student was accidentally shot in the leg by an adult who police say "works at the school, but is not a teacher," in a press statement.

The school employee involved in the shooting accident works a second job as an armed security officer and was giving the victim a ride home. When the school employee moved his gun to the glove box of his vehicle, the gun accidentally went off and struck the student. The security officer then drove the student to the hospital.

The victim was rushed into surgery and is expected to survive.

The names of the victim and the school employee are not being released by the police.

Aurora Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information on this case to please call Agent Dave Van Nostrand at 303-627-3246. You can also provide information on this case and remain anonymous by calling CRIME STOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867). You may be eligible to earn a reward of up to two thousand dollars ($2,000).

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