11 shot since last Thursday in Colorado Springs

Published: Nov. 2, 2017 at 6:13 PM MDT
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Since last Thursday, 11 people have been shot in Colorado Springs in separate shootings.

Police say while this has been a bad week, it's not unusual for crimes like these to have upticks throughout the year.

"We have to keep things into perspective," said Lt. Howard Black.

Most recently, two people are recovering from

Police say the victims are not cooperating with them.

Just the day before, one man was

On Sunday, there were two triple shootings involving teens. Police say they may be connected. The first three people were

and the other three were

both in the northeast part of the city. In the Austin Bluffs shooting, a 16-year-old boy died.

Finally, one week ago on October 26, a man, just 18 years old, was shot dead in a

and the other three were

"We continue to really talk about how important it is as parents to make sure that we are talking with our children and that we are engaged with our kids," said Lt. Black in response to the teens involved in the shootings. "You know, who are they hanging out with, what type of events are they attending."

In all five shootings, no suspects have been caught.

The rash of shootings is a concern for local homeowners.

"I've been nervous in this neighborhood," said neighbor Ken Hall following the shooting overnight. "I've lived here two years now and it seems like ever since I moved in, the crime rate is kind of going up and up."

"I've lived here for 10 to 12 years and it's a great neighborhood," said neighbor Nick Chavez. "It's just lately all over Springs, it seems like and Colorado in general, it's just getting worse and worse with violence."

11 News asked police if any of these shootings might be gang-related, but they say it's still too early in the investigation to say anything.

"There is a concern about gangs," said Lt. Black. "We have a very robust gang net program in which officers across all four divisions in the city pay attention to our gang members."

If anyone has any information, photos or video that may help with the investigation, call police at 719-444-7000 or remain anonymous through Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP.