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Man reportedly shot in the face near a Colorado elementary school tried driving to a hospital, arrest made in the case

Published: Aug. 20, 2020 at 7:03 PM MDT
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - Pueblo Police are investigating a reported shooting in which the victim tried driving himself to the hospital after he said he was shot in the face.

At about 12:38 in the morning police noticed a vehicle speeding on Lake Avenue, the driver eventually stopped at a hospital. He had blood all over his face and hands as he was yelling for help.

Officers were able to locate the scene of the shooting near Sunset Park Elementary on the west side of the city. Investigators believe a vehicle approached the victim and several shots were fired. Police then identified multiple suspects in the 1900 block of E. 4th Street.

Orlando Duran was identified as the shooter, according to police. Originally, the 22-year-old was charged with attempted first-degree homicide. That charge was later changed to first-degree assault. More charges are possible in the case.

According to arrest documents the suspect was dating the victims ex-girlfriend. The ex-girlfriend and Orlando were allegedly being harassed by the victim for months and told police they were only trying to make it stop.

Duran reportedly admitted to police that he did shoot a gun, but his intention was not to shoot the victim, only to scare him.

The victim does have serious injuries but is expected to survive.

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