Teen dies after being shot in Buckeye; suspect sought

Police are looking for a suspect in connection to a shooting in Buckeye that left a teenager dead.

Brendan Valenzuela, 15, was found with a gunshot wound near Crown King Road and 257th Drive just after 3 a.m. on Jan. 22. He was hospitalized in life-threatening condition where he later died.

Investigators say Valenzuela was with a group of people near St Charles Court and 255th Drive when some kind of fight broke out.

A man pulled out a gun and shot Valenzuela before leaving in an unknown vehicle, police said. Another person drove Valenzuela away from the area before calling 911.

The suspect is reportedly known to Valenzuela, but no other information was released.

Anyone with information is asked to call Buckeye PD's tip line at 623-349-6411.

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