The “exact relationship is not going to be released at this point,” Aurora Police spokesperson Matthew Longshore said during a news conference. “It wasn’t just a random shooting inside this church,” he said.
A 36-year-old woman, a 42-year-old man and a 40-year-old man were suffering from apparent gunshot injuries when officers arrived at the church, police said.
The woman died at the scene, and the two men were taken to a hospital, according to authorities. Another adult, who was not shot, was also to taken to a hospital for other medical reasons, police said.
Authorities have information on who the suspect “might be,” and they are working to confirm the identity, Longshore said. The suspect had fled before officers arrived.
Investigators were conducting witness interviews early Saturday morning and canvassing the area for surveillance video, Longshore said.
“The facts and circumstances that led up to this shooting are still (being) determined,” police said.