Boys murdered a teen and injured a child in Phoenix shooting, police say
PHOENIX - A teenager died and a child was injured after a drive-by shooting in Phoenix, police said Friday, Feb. 3, and two boys have been arrested and are accused of murder.
According to a statement, the incident happened at 4:40 p.m. near 1st Avenue and Thomas Road.
"A vehicle occupied by multiple people was driving through a parking lot when another vehicle drove past and began shooting at them," read a portion of a statement released by Phoenix Police Sergeant Melissa Soliz.
Investigators say a teenage boy inside one of the cars was shot, and a child who was walking in the area with an adult family member was also shot.
The teen was in the hospital in critical condition and on Feb. 7, police say he died – he's identified as 15-year-old Isaac Perez Grado. The other victim is going to be OK.
The suspect vehicle fled before police came, and on Feb. 8, police said a teen boy was arrested and is being held at a juvenile detention facility. On Feb. 27, police announced a second boy has been arrested.
The investigation spanned almost four city blocks, officials said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Phoenix Police or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.
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