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Two Shot at New Year’s Party in Arvada

Two men were shot at a New Year’s party in the Lake Arbor area just after 2 a.m. on January 1, 2010. 

Arvada police officers were called to a condominium complex in the 6400 block of West 80th Drive on a report of a fight among partygoers and that two people had been shot.  

The victims were taken to an area hospital where they are being treated for their injuries and are expected to survive. The victims are both men from Denver, ages 23 and 21. Their names are not being released. 

The suspect fled the scene following the shootings.  Later in the afternoon on New Year's Day, Francisco Ornelas, age 20, of Thornton was arrested on two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Members of the Arvada Police Department interviewed more than a dozen young adults attending the party while criminalists processed the crime scene in the early morning hours of January 1st, 2010. 

Ornelas is being held at the Jefferson County Jail on a $500,000 bond.