MCSO: Two dead, six injured in 4th of July shooting in Laveen

LAVEEN, AZ - The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to find who attacked eight people celebrating the 4th of July in Laveen.

Officials responded to the home near 43rd and Southern avenues after 10 p.m. on Monday.

MCSO said all the victims were standing in the yard of a mobile home when an unknown suspect(s) gunned them down. One of the victims spoke with ABC15 about a group of men who walked up to the house. 

"They are like, 'Where is this gang,'" said 13-year-old Jimmy Newcomb. "They're looking for this one person, and we said he wasn't there. We didn't even know who you are talking about."

Newcomb said two men returned a few minutes later with a gun.

"We started ducking and running and then we start hearing the gunshots," said Newcomb, who was shot in the leg.

According to MCSO, two adults, 45-year-old Armando Cardona and 35-year-old Naome Innis, died from their wounds. Four children and two other adults were also hit by gunfire. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

"Whoever did this didn't care about anything," said Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

MCSO officials believe neighbors may have ignored the gunfire, believing the noise was fireworks. 

At this point, investigators do not have a specific description of the shooter and any possible accomplices. If you have any information regarding this incident call MCSO at 602-876-1011. 

 

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