Teen injured in Glendale shootingPosted: Updated:
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Glendale police are investigating a shooting that left a teenage boy injured Thursday afternoon.
Police said two teenage boys were walking in an alley behind a McDonald's in the area of 43rd and Glendale avenues when they came across two men in their 20s or 30s. The men reportedly opened fire on the teens.
"The initial information that we have is that there weren't even any words exchanged between the two groups," said Glendale Police Sgt. Jay O'Neill.
One teen was hit and the other took off running into a neighborhood.
"I was out in my front yard and I saw a young male running, screaming, 'They're shooting at us, they're shooting at us, ' " Chantae Covington told 3TV. "And I said, 'OK, well you need to stop here, let me give you some water, and you can tell me all about it.' "
Covington said the boy told her the victim is his brother.
"At that very moment, I just started thinking, you know, I need to at least try to help save one life today," she said.
Covington drove the boy back to the scene where police and paramedics were helping the victim.
"His brother, at the time, was able to view him and make sure that he was OK," she said.
The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police are trying to determine the motive behind the shooting.
"There's no indication at this point that there was any sort of robbery or anything that took place, so we'll determine through our investigation if there's any sort of connection between the two groups," O'Neill said.
As of Thursday night, three people had been detained for questioning, O'Neill said.