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TUCSON -- Tucson police say a 15-year-old Sunnyside High School sophomore has been killed in a carjacking attempt.
Tucson high school student killed in shooting - Tucson police say a 15-year-old Sunnyside High School sophomore has been killed in a carjacking attempt.
Investigators say it started as a home invasion about 8 p.m. Wednesday night. At least six armed suspects dressed in dark clothing broke into a home and demanded drugs and money.
Police said at some point the suspects realized they were in the wrong house and ran out the door. That's when they tried to carjack a passing vehicle.
A woman driving refused to stop and police say one suspect opened fire through the driver's window, hitting the woman's 15-year-old daughter. A 3-year-old in the back seat was not hurt.
The girl's mother drove to a convenience store near Tucson's airport and asked the clerk to call 911. Police say Brenda Arenas died at a hospital.
Police say the home invasion victims told them the suspects fled in a gray SUV, possibly a Dodge Durango.
Information from: KOLD-TV
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