Boy critically injured in shooting near Denver middle school

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DENVER (AP) — Police are looking for a suspect in a shooting that critically injured a teenage boy outside of a Denver middle school.

Chief Paul Pazen says the shooting happened near Cole Middle School northeast of downtown on Tuesday afternoon. He did not say what led to the shooting.

Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg tells KUSA-TV the victim is 13 or 14 years old but could not say if he was a student at the school.

Investigators are interviewing witnesses to get a description of the suspect.

The charter middle school serves grades six through eight and is part of Denver Public Schools' STEM program. Mike Eaton, chief of safety for Denver Public Schools, says crisis counselors will be on hand when classes resume Wednesday.

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