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Phoenix police investigating two shootings Sunday

Posted at 8:36 PM, Feb 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-17 10:50:39-05

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are investigating two shootings that happened just a mile, and a few hours, apart from each other on Sunday.

Police say a man, identified by police as 24-year-old Dewey Leflore, died after a shooting near 36th Street and McDowell Road.

Another person was hospitalized after a shooting near 36th Street and Polk, south of McDowell Road.

ABC15 spoke to neighbors at New Frontier apartments who say Phoenix officers dragged out the victim who was shot.

"He’s bleeding. He's shot,” says a neighbor in cell phone video which captured the aftermath.

"I heard about twelve shots and then, I just heard somebody ram… like come into my apartment saying: ‘Help, help, help. I've been shot, please don't shoot me. Help,” says a witness.

That neighbor asked to remain anonymous. She was hiding under her bed as bullets flew by just feet away.

"I didn't know if the person was going to come in and finish the job or whatnot. So, we kind of were all hiding for cover,” says the witness.

Officials say the victim was taken to a hospital where he is expected to recover.

Brian Ayala immediately tried to protect his daughter.

"My mind was just… ‘Get her, get her out of the living room. Get her away from the windows.’ That's the only thing I was thinking about at that moment because I would not want anything to happen to her or her get caught in anyone's crossfire,” says Ayala.

At least five bullet holes are now visible at the apartment complex.

"Usually, there are kids that play right there. They play football, they hang out there. My nephews hang out there. So, I'm just happy that they weren't in the middle,” says Ayala.

Police say 29-year-old Dujuan Woods was arrested in connection to the deadly shooting. It's not immediately clear whether Woods was involved in the other shooting.

Dujuan Woods

Officials are asking anyone with information to call the Phoenix Police Department or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.