PHOENIX, AZ – A teenage boy was shot to death, and two others were injured in a shooting in a west Phoenix neighborhood on Wednesday. The Phoenix Police Department was called to an area near 39th Avenue and Roosevelt Street around 3:30 p.m. regarding reports of a shooting involving multiple victims.
Police have yet to disclose the identities of the victims, who were all confirmed to be teenage males. Two of them were transported to a hospital and are anticipated to recover. During their initial investigation, authorities revealed that they were looking into a crash that happened shortly before the victims were found. However, they have not provided details about the cause of the crash.
Currently, efforts to identify a suspect or suspects in connection with the shooting are ongoing. The Phoenix Police Department has requested that anyone with information about the incident contact Silent Witness. Tips can be delivered anonymously, with rewards offered for information leading to an arrest in this case.
David Torres, an employee at the Catalina Village Mobile Home Park close to the scene of the shooting, reported hearing gunshots. He described the ensuing panic as residents emerged from their homes. His coworker, he stated, began administering CPR to one of the victims.
While the investigation continues, the Phoenix Police Department is reassuring the community that there is currently no danger related to this incident.
This recent act of violence against young victims marks a disturbing ongoing trend. In recent weeks, teenagers Preston Lord, Joshua Carter, Hailey Stephens, Jemiere Jenkins, and Marc Leyva all lost their lives due to assaults or gun violence.