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Aurora: 4 dead following domestic dispute in Colorado home


Four people, including a woman and three men, were fatally shot at an Aurora, Colorado home early Sunday morning during a domestic dispute, Aurora Police Chief Daniel John Oats said. , during a press conference.

Shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, police received a 911 call of “suspicious activity” at an Aurora home, Oats said, and police arrived at the residence within minutes.

When the police arrived, they found the four victims as well as a woman and two young children unharmed. The woman is the shooter’s partner, according to Oats.

The suspect, who police say is considered armed and dangerous, has been identified by police as 21-year-old Joseph Castorena. He received a restraining order earlier this week, Oats said, and has a history of domestic violence.

A police search is underway for Castorena, who lives about an hour from where the shooting happened in Aurora, about 17 miles east of Denver. He violated his restraining order by driving home, Oats said.

While Oats didn’t go into detail about the relationship between the shooting victims and Castorena, he said the surviving victims are now in a “safe place.”


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