Police ID 1 victim in deadly shooting at W. Phoenix park; suspect on the loose


by azfamily.com

Video report by Jared Dillingham

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 30 at 6:41 PM

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PHOENIX -- Police are searching for the suspect in a shooting at a west Phoenix park Thursday night that left one person dead and another injured.

According to witnesses, the gunman walked up to a group of people playing basketball at the park near 107th Avenue and Camelback Road and opened fire.

Police said Dershawn Stuard, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other victim, a 14-year-old male, was transported to a hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

Police believe the shooting was gang-related.

Crump said the suspect fled northbound from the scene on foot and was being followed by witnesses. Police did not have a working suspect description Thursday night. He was described only as a Hispanic male in his teens.

Police set up a perimeter and called in a K-9 unit.

If you have any information about what happened at the park Thursday night, call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at either 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 1-800-343-TIPS (8477). Spanish speakers may call 480-TESTIGO (837-8446).