Teen dies after being shot in west Phoenix, suspect sought: police

Police say a shooting in west Phoenix left a teenager dead and the suspect remains on the loose.

According to Phoenix Police, 17-year-old Fabian Rivera was taken to a hospital just after 11 p.m. on June 20 with a life-threatening gunshot wound. Rivera later died from his injuries.

Investigators say information led them to an area near 85th Drive and Encanto Boulevard where officers found evidence of a shooting near a park.

Detectives responded to the scene and searched the area for witnesses and surveillance video.

"The evidence led detectives to a home in the neighborhood," Sgt. Phil Krynsky said in a statement.

After obtaining a search warrant, detectives detained multiple people and interviewed them. They were later released.

The suspect remains at large.

Loved ones of Rivera call for justice

As police continue to investigate the shooting that killed Rivera, his loved ones are still in mourning.

"They destroyed his heart, just like that, with one bullet," said Rivera's mother, Carmen Rivera.

Carmen said her son simply went to go hang out with a group of friends.

"When he left that night, I told him ‘hurry up, Fabian.’ He’s like ‘yes mom, I’ll be back,' and be closed the door, and he never came back," said Carmen.

Fabioan was set for his senior of high school, and he was known as the man of the house.

"After his dad passed, he would always tell me ‘I’m gonna take care of you, mom,’" said Carmen. "He was gonna start working. He had a future to help me."

Anyone with information should leave an anonymous tip by calling Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. Spanish speakers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Testigo Silencioso at 480-TESTIGO.

Si tiene alguna información sobre este caso, llame a la línea de Testigo Silencioso (480-TESTIGO, 480-837-8446).

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Area where the shooting happened