Shooting at Phoenix business leaves 9 injured, including a pregnant woman, police say

Phoenix Police say at least 9 people were hurt, including a pregnant woman, after a shooting broke out near 19th Avenue and Indian School Road early Saturday morning, Phoenix police said.

Officers were called to a business in the area where a party was being hosted for a shooting call and found several people with gunshot wounds.

"Phoenix Fire Department responded and took a number of victims to a local hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. Several other victims were taken to nearby hospitals prior to police arrival and have since been contacted by Police. A total of nine victims in the shooting have been identified at this time, but detectives believe there may be other outstanding victims," police said.

The victims were between the ages of 19 and 23. One of the victims is a pregnant woman and she's expected to be OK.

As for what led up to the shooting, police say an argument between two people sparked the incident.

Neighbors say Auto Pilots clothing store is where the shooting happened and that dozens were at the party when gunfire erupted.

"About 15 to 20 gunshots, sounded like at least two different firearms," says nearby business owner Chris Gallo.

Those who live in the neighborhood directly behind the strip mall say this store, Auto Pilots, often has parties on weekends. A neighbor says the parties are loud and disruptive and said he wants them shut down.

"Just close the store," they said. "I don't know what they sell but just close it."

Auto Pilots was closed on Jan. 2.

Anyone with information should contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. Spanish speakers can call Testigo Silencioso at 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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A shooting investigation near 19th Avenue and Indian School Road.

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