Police: Body found in W. Phoenix park was shot multiple times

- Police are investigating the death of a man at a west Phoenix park near 87th Avenue and Clarendon.

They say officers were called early Thursday to a greenbelt in a residential area on reports of an unconscious man. When police arrived at the scene, they say they found the 19-year-old man dead at the scene.

Officials say the body had obvious signs of trauma, indicating foul play.

A woman approached FOX 10, explaining that it was her cousin who was shot.

Priscilla Trujillo, a neighbor, told police they heard gunshots sometime between 12:45 a.m. and 2:00 a.m.

"I heard four shots go off after another, boom boom boom, and then it stopped," said Trujillo. "I went back to sleep and when I woke up, all the police officers were out there."

Police weren't called until the sun rose this morning and someone discovered the 19-year-old lying in the field area.

"It's a tragedy for the family, and my prayers go out to them, whoever they are," said Trujillo.

Police arrested a 17-year-old boy in the killing of Naz Moothery. The teen's identity is not being released due to his age, nor is the reason for the shooting.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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