Woman shot dead and her body found in Highlands Ranch on Saturday

The body of a woman who was shot dead was found Saturday morning in a retail center parking lot in Highlands Ranch.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said a “victim” was found in the area of Park Central Drive and Lucent Boulevard. Investigators are looking for an “unknown” suspect.

The homicide crime scene is near UC Health Highlands Ranch Hospital, several retail businesses and restaurants, and the Lucent Boulevard Apartments.

The sheriff’s office asks people to avoid the area if possible and for nearby residents to shelter in place.

“We are looking for a possible unknown suspect that may be dangerous,” the sheriff’s office said on Twitter.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 303-660-7500.

 

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