Maryvale residents on edge after string of unsolved murders

Officers believe the same shooter, or shooters, are responsible for killing five people in four separate random shootings over the past few months.
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The Maryvale community is growing restless with a string of murders that remain unsolved.
 
Six people have been killed in four separate shootings in the past few months. The youngest victim was 12-years-old and police believe the shootings are connected.
 
Phoenix Police met with residents Wednesday night, residents who want justice for their loved ones.
 
"It's scary, but at the same time, what good is being scared going to solve anything, nothing. So that's why you have to get out you have to talk to people and come to community events like this," said Carol Hobbs.
 
Dozens gathered at the Desert West Community Center for a meeting with police. The family of one of the victims, 19-year-old Manuel Castro Garcia sat in. 
 
"He was a very good son, we've been working together for almost a year doing some welding," said Largarito Castro.
 
The murders which took place between April 1 and June 12 all took place in front of their homes between 67th Avenue and McDowell and 55th Avenue and Campbell.
 
Police are relying on the community for tips to solve the case.
 
"We've had very few tips from the public, the detectives are working every angle they can trying to locate and identify any possible suspects, but the evidence right now is minimal," said Sgt. Jonathan Howard. 
 
If anyone has information on the shootings they are asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS, there is a reward of $16,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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