Uncontrolled violence in the US: Two shootings in Phoenix and El Paso leave 1 dead and 13 injured

Written in WORLD the 4/6/2022 · 14:11 hs

Phoenix, Arizona.- Two more shootings affected the USA in the last hours, occurred in the cities of Phoenix, Arizona y Step, Texas, leaving a total balance of one victim and thirteen injured. In the first case, which occurred in the neighboring state of Arizona, an adult woman of unknown age died and eight more were injured after the incident recorded early Saturday morning, in the parking area of ​​a shopping center in the area of 10th Avenue y Hatcher Road.

Those injured include two women with life-threatening injuries, as well as five adult men and one teenager with non-life-threatening injuries; witnesses to the events indicated that those affected would be young people between 18 and 24 years old. In a statement, the Phoenix police explained that the events occurred around 1:00 in the morning, when officers responded to a call reporting multiple shots.

When they arrived at the scene of the crime, they saw people trying to flee in different directions, to get to safety; The woman who died had been transferred to a hospital, but she did not overcome the injuries she suffered, in addition, her identity is still not specified. According to the first investigations, about a hundred people were gathered in a celebration inside a building in the shopping center, when an altercation led to a shooting.

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The violence reached the nearby parking lot and even the highway, prompting authorities to report that Hatcher Road from 12th Avenue until 7th Avenue It was closed while the investigations lasted. It was also requested that anyone with information about it share it with the Phoenix Police Department or Silent Witness at 480 (WITNESS).

On the other hand, in Step, TexasFive teenagers were hospitalized, two of them in critical condition, after shots were fired at a high school prom last night. The 16- to 18-year-olds were injured around 1 a.m. Saturday at a home, according to local police chief David Burton; up to 100 people were in the house in the suburb of Socorrosoutheast of El Paso, and attendees at the meeting said the shooting began after a fight between two groups.

Source: Tribune