1 man dead, 5 others injured after house party shooting in Phoenix, police say

Police found several other people, ranging in age from 16 to 18, who had also been shot.
Published: May. 29, 2022 at 1:07 PM MST|Updated: May. 30, 2022 at 5:14 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Police say six people were shot at a house party in west Phoenix early Sunday.

Phoenix Police Sgt. Vincent Cole said early Monday morning that officers were called out to a shooting near 59th Avenue and Thomas Road. When officers showed up, they learned someone had fired several rounds after the party. An 18-year-old man, later identified as Luis Torres, was found with multiple gunshot wounds. Torres was taken to the hospital where he later died. Police found several other people, ranging in age from 16 to 18, who had also been shot. Authorities say details are sketchy and it’s unclear what led up to the shooting that occurred early that morning.

Juan Soriano, a neighbor, said that he was asleep when he heard “a lot” of shots. “I don’t know if it was an AR-15 or whatever,” Soriano said. “I heard all the shots. A lot of shots. Probably for like...a minute.” Another neighbor Harry Snyder said he heard gunshots around 3 a.m. when he got up to use the bathroom. “I thought somebody was in my backyard banging on something,” Snyder said. “I went out there, and then I hear more gunfire, and then I hear like four trucks start up and just take off. And then I hear people yelling.” He said when he heard the shooting, he got his gun thinking that someone was in his backyard.

Police say they are interviewing several witnesses who were at the scene at the time of the incident. Anyone with information is being asked to call Phoenix Police at 602-262-6151 or to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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