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Teen boy killed near 27th and Northern avenues

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Posted at 4:32 AM, Aug 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-18 07:37:05-04

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.

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.