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Police identify teen boy who was shot, killed after leaving party in north Phoenix

Phoenix Police
Posted at 8:53 AM, Aug 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-23 16:17:44-04

PHOENIX — Police say a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed after leaving a party in north Phoenix early Sunday morning.

Officials say just before 2 a.m., police responded to a check welfare call near Cave Creek Road and Greenway Parkway.

Officers found a 16-year-old boy, identified by police as Erick Daniel Rodriguez, with an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital where he died.

Police say the teen had just left a party nearby that was being broken up.

No other details were provided.

An investigation is currently underway.