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Three people shot in front of Phoenix homes this week

Posted at 7:09 AM, Aug 19, 2016

There have been three shootings with very similar characteristics the past four days in Phoenix.

All three shootings have involved victims being shot outside of their home.

 

The first incident happened near 51st and Southern avenues on Tuesday night.

Phoenix police say an altercation happened earlier in the evening between two groups of young adults. About an hour later, a 28-year-old man was shot and killed.

The victim was reported to have been standing outside, up the street from the earlier altercation, and is thought to have had nothing to do with the incident.

 

The next incident happened in a neighborhood near 53rd Avenue and McDowell Road on Wednesday night.

The neighbor didn’t want to go on camera but says he remembers waking up to police at his door.

“The police came and knocked on my door. I was surprised when [the officer] told me there is a body in the front of my house. But he never said it was right in front of my car,” said the neighbor.

Neighbors say the victim was using this SUV as a shield. Witnesses tell us the victim was walking down the streets when someone started shooting. The victim tried to get away.

“This person ran and tried to hide in front of the car,” one person said.

But it was too late; the victim was already hit and pronounced dead at the scene.

 

The most recent incident happened on Friday morning near Interstate 17 and Camelback Road.

Phoenix police said the victim was shot by an unknown suspect from a vehicle. The injuries do not appear life-threatening at this time.

None of the incidents have been tied to Phoenix serial street shooter, however, all three shootings have similar characteristics to the confirmed shootings.

We will continue to ask Phoenix police about the Phoenix serial street shooter investigation. As always, if you see anything suspicious in your neighborhood, call 911.