An Aurora nurse rushed into action when she heard someone fire a weapon near her home.
Police said six local teenagers were wounded in a drive-by shooting at Nome Park, not far from Aurora Central High School in Colorado.
The nurse described hearing “30 to 35 shots” sounding as if there were multiple guns.
“One was shot in the arm. Her arm was injured badly. Another boy was shot in the back and on his leg,” the nurse recalled. “So, we did put a tourniquet on his leg. Applied pressure on his back, tourniquet on the girl’s arm. Another girl had multiple injuries on her back.”
Aurora Police Department said the six teens that were shot are all students from Aurora Central High School. The school is just yards away from the park.
The nurse said she transferred her kids to another high school due to the violence in and around central.
“We had enrolled our son his freshman year, and within two months, we took him out,” she said.
Nome Park has been the site of several gun-related issues over the past few years. There have been three aggravated assaults at the park this year, including one gun-related.
Another three gun-related aggravated assaults occurred across the street. Nome Park was the location of a gang-related shooting in 2019 as well.