PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Phoenix police are investigating after multiple people were shot outside a party in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

According to Sgt. Tommy Thompson, a fight broke out at a party being held at a warehouse near 22nd Avenue and McDowell Road after about 2:30 a.m.

Thompson said shots were fired and a total of seven people were struck including a 15-year-old boy.

None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. 

Thompson added that four people who fled the scene in a red Toyota Prius are thought to be responsible for the shooting.

Parents of a 19-year-old victim say their son is in the intensive care unit. They said he got an invitation to the warehouse party through Snapchat.

"He said as soon as the shots were fired, he felt something in his leg," said the teen's father, Scott Blevins. "He fell to the ground, and then another shot hit him in the elbow, but it just ricocheted off his elbow, and supposedly the kid next to him got hit in the back of the head."

Blevins said his son's friend called him overnight to tell him about the shooting.

"It’s frustrating," said Blevins. "Kids nowadays just do what they want to do and generations change, so it was a little scary. My wife jumped up and was crying, and the last thing we wanted to hear is your son is dead, so we’re just lucky it didn’t go that direction."

"Beyond emotions, I just cried and cried and saw him crying, and it was really hard, really hard," said Blevins' wife, Krystina. "I would never want to see any of my kids like that."

Anyone with information is urged to contact Phoenix police at (602) 262-6141 or to remain anonymous, contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish speakers.

 


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