Flagstaff double shooting leaves 20-year-old man dead, 16-year-old boy injuredPosted: Updated:
A 20-year-old man is dead and a 16-year-old boy is wounded after a double shooting in Flagstaff.
The man killed has been identified as Jacob M. Allen of Flagstaff.
Around 5 p.m. Friday, there were reports of gunfire at the Hal Janson Recreation Center.
When officers responded, they found the 20-year-old Allen dead.
Later, police were able to determine that a teen boy had been shot and wounded at that same location, but that he had taken off from the scene to go get help.
That victim was later located and taken to Flagstaff Medical Center. He was said to be in stable condition. His name is not being released since he is a juvenile.
A basketball coach at the rec center said there were a lot of teenagers there during the basketball practice.
She said she and her team heard about five big bangs, and at first thought someone was banging on the bleachers.
Another parent sitting on bleachers said, "Everybody, run!"
The coach said they gathered up kids and ran out of the building.
"I heard three gunshots and I saw the guy fall," said one witness.
Those who knew victim Jacob Allen described the young man she knew. "Fun, loving, caring, outgoing, skateboards, rollerblades, always breaking bones, happy, laughing, smiling," says Alisha Hernandez.
Officers located and contacted a dark blue Suburban that was originally thought to be involved and have ruled out the occupants as suspects. Investigators are continuing to interview people and follow up on leads.
Investigators are not actively looking for any specific suspect at this time, although that could change depending on what they learn as they follow up with witnesses and leads.
Please call the Flagstaff Police Department at (928)774-1414 or Silent Witness at (928)774-6111 if you have any information in relation to this incident.
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