Police seek tips after woman killed, man hurt in shooting near downtown Phoenix shelter
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A woman is dead, and another man is in the hospital after a shooting near a downtown Phoenix shelter on Wednesday night. The shooting happened around 8 p.m. near the Central Arizona Shelter Services at 12th and Madison streets, just south of Jefferson Street.
Police say a man called 911, saying someone hit him in the head with a gun and shot and killed his friend. Officers arrived at the scene and found a woman, identified as 35-year-old Amber Woodby, shot. She was rushed to the hospital, where she later died. The caller was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities also haven’t identified the suspect, but police are asking anyone with information to contact Phoenix Police Department or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.
It’s the second death reported this week in “The Zone,” the impromptu name given to a large homeless encampment around the downtown area. On Tuesday, a man’s body was found burning inside a dumpster.
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