One dead, 7 injured after shooting in south Phoenix, police searching for suspect
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A man is dead, and seven others are hurt after a shooting in a southwest Phoenix neighborhood on Saturday.
Phoenix police say they’re still searching for the unidentified person who reportedly shot and injured eight people at a home near 63rd Avenue and Miami Street in Phoenix Saturday night. Officers said they got a call around 9:30 p.m. reporting a shooting that happened at a house party. The caller said several people had been hurt and were being taken to the hospital by family and friends.
When officers arrived, witnesses told them that someone they didn’t know showed up at the house and was reportedly trying to cause problems. Then while a large group was standing in the front yard, they said the same person started reportedly shooting into the group of people. The person left the area in a car before officers arrived at the house. “We were nervous, but we didn’t see anything. We just heard something, but then we heard the helicopter that was here,” said Sonia Alvarez, who lives nearby. “I felt safe here until last night.”
Investigators learned that four people were taken to a hospital, and four others were at the house with injuries. One of hospitalized, identified as 37-year-old Patrick Fowler, died from his injuries. Another victim is in critical condition. The other injured adults and one teenager had non-life-threatening injuries. “We don’t know what happened at that party. I mean, what was the motive,” said Adriana Garcia, who lives next door. “We’re not going to be very calm until we know what caused this because it’s difficult.”
The investigation is still underway, and no further details are available yet. Detectives are asking anyone who knows information about the incident or could identify any suspect to call the Phoenix Police Department or Silent Witness (480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish Speakers).
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