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Woman dead, man hurt after shooting near I-17 and Cactus Road

Posted at 8:30 AM, Apr 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-25 07:28:03-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are investigating a double shooting that left a woman dead Friday evening near Interstate 17 and Cactus Road.

According to information from police, the victims were at the I-17 underpass at Cactus Road around 6:30 p.m. when they got into a confrontation with two suspects. One of the suspects reportedly shot both victims before fleeing the scene.

The victims were identified as 35-year-old Nissa Thomas and an unnamed 31-year-old man. Thomas died from her injuries at the hospital. The man is expected to survive.

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Nissa Thomas, 35, died at the hospital.

The suspects are vaguely described as two Black men in their early 20s, both about 6 feet tall and 160 pounds. One was seen wearing a black t-shirt, black pants, tan boots, and a gray mask. The other was wearing a white t-shirt and blue pants with a white stripe.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480-TESTIGO for Spanish Speakers) if they wish to remain anonymous.

Silent Witness is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information.