Multiple people shot by pellet gun in Phoenix, police say

Police are investigating a string of shootings after several people were apparently shot by a suspect with a pellet gun in Phoenix.

According to police, officers responded just after 4:45 a.m. on May 30 for reports of a shooting near 19th and Maryland Avenues.

Five adult victims were found, mostly on 19th Avenue, with injuries "consistent with being shot by a pellet gun type of weapon."

Three of the victims were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

"Officers remain on scene completing that portion of the investigation," Phoenix Police Sgt. Robert Scherer said. "What led up to the multiple incidents and the suspects involved are all part of the ongoing investigation."

Victim describes scene

As the investigation continues, we spoke with one of the victims who did not have to go to the hospital.

"A little [shaken up]," said Kash Lombard, after what he experienced.

Lombard described what he experienced.

"They drove up, and they passed me, and they tried to hit me, but they didn't," said Lombard. "They tried to pass me. I just started getting out of there. They tried to chase me in the car. I hit the alley. They started shooting down in the alley."

Lombard said the person shooting at him was driving a white SUV, but he was not able to see the suspect.

"It hit me pretty bad," said Lombard. "They got me in three spots: back of the head, the arm, and under the shoulder, armpit."

Area where the shootings happened