Nataly Cervantes

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Colorado’s Deadliest Neighborhood: Census Tract 54.00

Flowers wrap a stop sign where Mayra Cervantes, 18, and Cesar Ramirez-Ibanez, 21, were randomly shot and killed as they hung a yard sale sign on July 6, 2008 in Colorado Springs. Their deaths would add to the toll in Colorado’s deadliest neighborhood during the 12-year span been the mass shooting tragedies at Columbine and Aurora. Census Tract 54.00, a southeastern Colorado Springs enclave  of 1960s tract houses, apartment complexes and four public schools, recorded 24 gun deaths during the period.
(Joe Mahoney/I-News Network at Rocky Mountain PBS)


The night would add to the toll of tragedy in Colorado’s deadliest neighborhood, a southeastern Colorado Springs area of 1960s tract houses, apartment complexes and four public schools – where postcard-perfect views of Pikes Peak frame the skyline to the northwest, and where gunfire and death are an intractable reality of life. Continue Reading →

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