Officers take to streets searching for clues into teen's killing

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Officers looking for clues
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PHOENIX - Dozens of police officers spent the day canvassing a south Phoenix neighborhood searching for a killer or possibly even killers.

3TV was with two of 40 officers from the South Mountain Precinct knocking on doors as they looked for clues trying to find a killer.

Police say 16-year-old Melissa Vigil was shot and killed while on her way home from a party early Tuesday morning. They say the teen was heading down Hidalgo in a pick-up truck with friends when several people came out of a home and at least one guy started shooting.

Sgt. Paul Penzone explains, "They mistakenly turned down the wrong street and it cost the young lady her life."

Police have no motive and no suspects, only a mission to catch a killer.

That is the reason why they are now asking people in the community to speak up, although some in the neighborhood were reluctant.

Police are encouraging residents to attend a community meeting Thursday to address the recent violence and help make their streets safe.

In the meantime officers continued going door-to-door with high hopes of finding the help they need to get this case solved.

The community meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. at the First New Life Missionary Baptist Church, located at 19th Avenue and Roeser.

If you have any information on this shooting, you are urged to call Silent Witness at (480) WITNESS. There is a $5,000 reward and you can remain anonymous.