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Brother of shooting victim asks public for help

Posted: 10:57 PM, Apr 04, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-05 01:57:25-04

The family of a 21-year-old man killed in a drive-by shooting in Phoenix on Friday night is pleading with the public to come forward with tips in the case.

Phoenix police say Diego Verdugo-Sanchez was standing outside of a home near 55th and Turney avenues around 9 p.m. when an unknown person drove up and fired shots from inside a vehicle, striking the victim. 

Verdugo-Sanchez was taken to the hospital, but died from his injuries shortly after.

His brother says Verdugo-Sanchez had just gone outside to lock up his truck for the night.

He says his brother was a family man, an all-around good guy and about to have baby boy; now multiple lives are forever changed because of this horrific act.

“They didn’t just take Diego, he was a brother, somebody’s son and a soon-to-be father and now his son will grow up without a father and that’s sad.” Said Andres Vargas.

At this point, no suspect information is available and there is no known motive for the shooting. No witnesses have been identified, either.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Phoenix Police Violent Crimes Bureau at 602-262-6141.

The family has also set up a GoFundMe account to help with funeral costs.