Shooting investigation underway in Avondale reportedly near a smoke shop

An investigation is underway after a shooting between people in two cars in the parking lot of a smoke shop in Avondale Tuesday night.

The incident happened near 107th Avenue and Indian School Road near the Avondale Mini Mart Smoke Shope around 3:50 p.m.

A witness tells FOX 10 there was a car with the windows shot out, and the walls had bullet casings lodged into them.

"Upon arrival, officers canvassed the scene and interviewed witnesses and business owners who described how the occupants of a Jeep Liberty SUV and a Nissan Altima exchanged gunfire while in the parking lot and then fled the area," said Lauren Evans, Public Information Officer for Avondale Police, in a news release the next day.

One of the victims was shot in the stomach area and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. At the hospital, officers found the Jeep that was reportedly involved in the shooting.

"Detectives are currently processing evidence obtained and are working to identify all the parties involved," Evans said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Avondale Police Department at 623-333-7001, or call Silent Witness anonymously at 480-WITNESS.

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An investigation scene after an apparent shootout at a smoke shop in Avondale on Feb. 8, 2022.

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