Police: Five people shot, one dead in Phoenix party shooting

A woman is dead and at least four others are injured after a shooting during a party in Phoenix, police say.

The shooting happened during an illegal party that was held in a vacant building near 35th Avenue and Earll Drive on Nov. 21, police say.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting there early Saturday morning and found a woman with a gunshot wound. She later died at the hospital.

Police say four other people with gunshot wounds arrived at different medical facilities at around the same time, and information indicated that they all came from the same building near 35th Avenue and Earll.

The victims' ages range from 17 to 28.

"The four surviving victims are now reported to all be in stable condition," stated Sgt. Ann Justus.

A fun night turns into chaos - witnesses speak out

It was a chaotic night for partygoers in west Phoenix when shots rang out killing a woman and leaving four others injured.

"We [were] cool. Having fun and then, 'Boop boop boop boop boop," Starlenna Williams said.

"Shots being fired left and right."

"There were a lot of shots, probably about 26," Williams said. "I was going to turn around, but those shots were going 'doo doo doo,' you know? It kept getting closer."

According to those at the party, it all started at 2:30 a.m. The teens told FOX 10 that someone just posts an address on Snapchat and people show up. This time, 40 to 60 people showed up to the vacant building at 25th Avenue and Earll Drive.

But nearly two hours later, it was mayhem. The Snapchat videos were taken by partygoers. The timestamp shows 4:45 a.m.

"I went to the girl on the ground and I dumped water on their faces and I tried to keep them up, I was giving them CPR and they were up, they were staying up," Angel Rodriguez said.

Police say the woman died at the hospital. She was later identified as 18-year-old Lalaina Baldison.

"It's so sad, she didn't deserve that."

"We just wanted to have some fun and some people come and ruin it and want to shoot at people," Rodriguez said.

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