Saturday's vigil for victims of serial shooter postponed due to weather

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Composite sketch of the Serial Street Shooter. (Source: Phoenix Police Department) Composite sketch of the Serial Street Shooter. (Source: Phoenix Police Department)
Community members hit the streets to raise awareness. (Source: AP/Matt York) Community members hit the streets to raise awareness. (Source: AP/Matt York)
MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A planned prayer vigil in Maryvale Saturday for victims of the Phoenix serial shooter has been postponed due to weather.

Nine shootings since March 17 have been linked to the suspect dubbed the Serial Street Shooter. Seven of the victims died.

Many of the incidents took place in the Maryvale area.

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Councilman Michael Nowakowski, representatives of the Phoenix Police and Fire departments, faith leaders and residents plan to attend.

The vigil also will promote community solidarity and encourage residents to help apprehend the person or persons responsible, according to a new release.

The prayer vigil will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at Marivue Park at 5625 N. 55th Ave. That’s near 55th Avenue and Osborn.

There is a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is urged to contact the Phoenix Police Department Violent Crimes Bureau at 602-262-6141 or Silent Witness at either 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 1-800-343-TIPS (8477). Spanish speakers may call 480-TESTIGO (837-8446). (Click or tap phone number to call from this story on your mobile device.) You can remain anonymous.

Incidents linked to the Serial Street Shooter:

March 17: At approximately 11:30 p.m., a 16-year-old male was shot while walking in the street in the area of 1100 E. Moreland St. His injuries were not life-threatening.

March 18: At approximately 11:30 p.m., a 21-year-old male was shot while standing in the street outside of his vehicle in the area of 4300 N. 73rd Ave. His injuries were not life-threatening.

April 1: At approximately 9 p.m., Diego Verdugo-Sanchez was shot and killed in front of a home in the area of 5500 W. Turney Ave.

April 19: At approximately 4:30 a.m., 55-year-old Krystal Annette White was found deceased from apparent gunshot injuries sustained in the area of 500 N. 32nd St.

June 3: At approximately 9:50 p.m., Horacio De Jesus Pena was shot and killed in front of a home in the area of 6700 W. Flower St.

June 10: At approximately 9:30 p.m., Manuel Castro Garcia was shot and killed in front of a home in the area of 6500 W. Coronado Road.

June 12: At approximately 2:35 a.m., an unoccupied vehicle was shot and damaged in the area of 6200 W. Mariposa Drive.

June 12: At approximately 3 a.m., Angela Linner, Stefanie Ellis and 12-year-old Maleah Ellis were shot and killed in front of a home in the area of 6300 W. Berkeley Road.

July 11: During the evening, a vehicle occupied by a 21-year-old man and a 4-year-old boy was shot at in a residential neighborhood near 3200 E. Oak St. Neither victim was injured.

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