PD: 18-year-old dies after hit by stray bullet in Phoenix

PHOENIX - Police say an 18-year-old man has died after he was hit by a stray bullet early Saturday on his way back to a fast food restaurant.

Phoenix Police Officer James Holmes said shots were fired for unknown reasons in the area of 75th Avenue and Thomas Road when a vehicle with two females and a male driver passed through on their way to McDonald's because their order was wrong.

That male driver was identified as 18-year-old Jonathan Ryan Peters. Police told ABC15 he passed away Tuesday.

As they drove to the restaurant, a stray bullet went through the vehicle's window and struck Peters twice, Holmes said.

Holmes said the female passenger grabbed the steering wheel and managed to put on the brakes.

Peters was taken to a nearby hospital and was in extremely critical condition.

While officers were on the scene, they heard more gunshots and responded to that scene.

Holmes said two persons of interest were detained from the second shooting incident. Their names have not yet been released.

Holmes said there was no incident leading up to the shooting that injured Peters. The victims were "just in the wrong place at the wrong time."

He said Peters is the son of a Phoenix Parks and Recreation employee.

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