Overnight shooting at Maryvale party leaves 1 dead, 5 injured

One person is dead and five others were hurt after a shooting broke out at a party in Maryvale early Sunday morning, police said.

Phoenix Police say officers responded to the scene on May 29 at around 3:30 a.m. near 59th Avenue and Thomas after witnesses reported hearing gunshots.

Once at the scene, officers found 18-year-old Luis Torres who had been shot. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Five other people, ranging in ages from 16 to 18, were also shot. They are expected to survive. 

"Detectives on scene learned that the incident began when uninvited guests arrived at a party and were asked to leave," Sgt. Vincent Cole said in a statement. "Shortly thereafter, shots were fired and several individuals were struck."

A surveillance camera in the neighborhood captured the back and forth of gunfire, as panicked teens ran through the street.

"Everyone was just kind of running around, and we just heard two rounds of gunshots. That was it," said a person living in the area, who did not want to be identified. "All you hear in the video is they’re kinda having a conflict going on, walking back and forth, and it looks like it started here in the corner."

The shooting has left neighbors shocked and cautious, with one person saying she does not go outside of her home now, unless she has to.

"What's the weird thing is it's usually pretty calm," said the person.

If you have any information, you're asked to call police at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS, or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.

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