Man shot dead near 71st Avenue and Indian School identified by Phoenix Police

- Phoenix Police officials have identified the man who was shot and killed on the 7000 block of W. Indian School Road late Sunday afternoon.

According to a statement released by Sgt. Vince Lewis Monday afternoon, officers responded to the area on Sunday for a report of shots fired, when they found 22-year-old Steven Mata, Jr. critically injured in the parking lot. Mata was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

According to police, Mata was in an argument with two others whem the shooting began, and by the time police arrived, the suspects have fled.

Anyone with information should call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS to leave an anonymous tip. Spanish speakers can call Testigo Silencioso by calling 480-TESTIGO.

Si tiene alguna información sobre este caso, llame a la línea de Testigo Silencioso (480-TESTIGO, 480-837-8446).

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