Phoenix police report nine people, including an older teenage boy, were shot at a north Phoenix strip mall on Saturday morning, June 4.
Gun violence seems to be increasing in the US week in, week out. According to the Phoenix Police Department, three of the injured have life-threatening injuries. One of those victims has been pronounced dead.
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The incident happened around 1 am according to the reporting officer. Sgt. Andy Williams said detectives believe a confrontation ended in a shooting with nine people shot.
One person died after being taken to the hospital, while two women suffered life-threatening injuries. Williams said an older teenage boy was also among those shot, but he is expected to be OK.
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Williams stated that a group of about 100 people were at the strip mall during the shooting. Williams said he believed they were between 17 and 24. The Phoenix Strip Mall shooting is the fourth shooting incident in the space of two weeks.
Phoenix Strip Mall shows how unsafe the US is at moment. Gun ownership must be abolished.
A video from the scene showed several officers and detectives with crime-scene tape restricting access to the scene. Police expect that area to be closed throughout the morning as an extensive investigation is underway.