PHOENIX — Phoenix police say they are looking for a suspect in an overnight homicide.
The incident occurred around 1 a.m. Wednesday near 27th and Northern avenues.
Officials say they were initially alerted of a person in the roadway and responding officers located a victim who had been struck by gunfire.
The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died from his injuries. He has since been identified as 16-year-old Jose Cordova Torres.
Two other people, a man and a teenager, also showed up at hospitals with serious gunshot injuries believed to be from the same incident.
Officials told ABC15 crews at the scene they have so far been unable to locate a suspect.
Murder investigation underway near 27th Ave. & Northern. Police tell me they are still searching for suspect. Northern entrance to I-17 South is blocked. Investigation taking place on frontage road. #abc15 pic.twitter.com/43HG91ig9X— Jamie Warren (@JamieABC15) August 17, 2022
This is the second homicide investigation in the area in the same number of days. Police were called to an area near 27th and Northern avenues Tuesday morning after a man was shot and killed by an unknown person. There is no information at this time to suggest both investigations are related.