1 person injured in shooting in Brighton, local schools safe

BRIGHTON, Colo. – One person was injured in a shooting near S. 9th Avenue and Bush Street in Brighton on Wednesday afternoon.

Brighton Police Department said multiple police units were at the scene. 27 J Schools said the shooting did not occur on any school’s campuses.

The department said potential suspects were in custody near E. 120th Avenue and Salem Street, about 6 miles from the shooting.

Prairie View Middle, Brighton High, Vikan Middle, Innovations & Options, South Elementary, Southeast Elementary, Bright Beginnings Preschool, Northeast Elementary, Overland Trail, Thimmig Elementary and Henderson Elementary Schools have been placed under secure status, meaning all activities have been moved indoors and all buildings are locked. No one is allowed inside or outside until law enforcement tells the administration it is safe.

Additionally, 27J Schools said at 1:20 p.m. that Prairie View High School was in lockdown.

No other details were immediately available.

The public should avoid both areas.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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