PHOENIX (AP) — A 14-year-old girl was killed and eight others injured in a shooting amid a crowd at a mall northwest of downtown Phoenix early Saturday, police said.
Sergeant Andy Williams told reporters that nine people were taken to hospitals after the 1 a.m. shooting ran people near 10th Avenue and Hatcher Road. The 14-year-old girl died after being taken to hospital, two women have life-threatening injuries and six have non-life-threatening injuries.
In an interview Posted by ABC15 Williams said no suspects were immediately identified and no arrests were made while authorities compiled testimony.
Williams said it appeared a pistol was used after an argument broke out among those who gathered, which he described as “some kind of party”.
“Many rounds were fired into this crowd as everyone fled the area,” he said.
Williams said the wounded were between 17 and 24 years old.
The shooting happened about an hour after police reported that a teenager had been shot dead about three blocks away in front of his home. It wasn’t immediately clear if the two shootings were related.
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego responded to the shooting on Twitter, saying, “Seems we can’t go a day without another mass shooting.”
“Time’s up,” she said. “Change must happen now”
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