Phoenix shooting leaves 18-year-old dead, police say

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A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was shot in southwest Phoenix late Tuesday night, according to police. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was shot in southwest Phoenix late Tuesday night, according to police. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A man is dead after he was shot in southwest Phoenix late Tuesday night, according to police.

Police said a man was found shot in the chest around 11 p.m. near 67th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road.

He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries but later died.

Witnesses said there was an illegal drug deal between the suspect and victim and that's when the shooting happened, police said.

Officers are searching for a suspect but no viable description is available at this time.

The victim's name has not been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call Phoenix police or call 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.)

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