A woman was killed and four others in hospital after the shooting appeared to be an illegal warehouse party in West Phoenix.
It happened near 35th Street and Earl Drive north of Thomas Road.
According to the censor. Ann Justus of the Phoenix Police Department, the police received a call about a shooting at around 5:30 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a wounded young woman inside an empty building. She was pronounced dead in hospital.
No one else was at the scene when the police arrived.
“Around the same time, Phoenix started getting calls of people showing up at local hospitals with gunshot wounds,” Justus said. “At this time, it appears that we have about four other people who were shot, most likely at this site.”
The victims were roughly 17 to 26 years old, and their injuries ranged from severe to life-threatening. Justus also said that there are likely to be more victims who haven’t been to the hospital yet.
At this point, it is not clear what happened before the shooting.
“It seems that these people who entered for this party did not have permission to do so,” Ghosts said. This means that they were trespassing and could be arrested. “We saw some of these parties recently.”
According to Katia Schwarz, who has worked across the street from the shooting site for 14 years, the building has remained vacant for about eight months.
Schwartz said that while she was shocked by the violence, she was also not entirely surprised when something happened in that building.
“This is an industrial area. It’s not a good idea to be here after dark – especially alone,” she said.
Police found some clothes at the base of a traffic sign at the crime scene. There were also beer cans on the floor and at least one empty can.
“We just need peace. No more fighting. No more killing,” said Schwartz, fending off tears. “This is just ridiculous.”
This is not the first time that such a party has turned violent in recent weeks.
“I am personally aware of two other parties falling into vacant buildings that resulted in murders or shootings,” she told Arizona family correspondent Maria Hachanova.