One woman killed, two others injured after south Phoenix shooting

Posted at 4:59 AM, Jan 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-08 06:57:34-05

Police say one woman is dead, and two others have been taken to the hospital, after a shooting near 43rd Avenue and Baseline Road.

The incident happened early Saturday morning at a vacant home in the area.

According to the Phoenix Police Department, a group of teens had broken into the home before a fight broke out between several people.

Three women were shot after the argument spread to the street in the front of the house. One, an 18-year-old, did not survive her injuries. Two others, aged 17 and 19, were taken to a nearby hospital by someone else at the scene.

Saturday night, police identified the woman killed as Kajmere Burton, who was just a few days shy of her 19th birthday.

Burton's mother has set up a GoFundMe account to go towards the funeral costs.

On Saturday night, friends and family gathered to remember her life that was cut too short.

Her uncle, Doniell Duhart, described her as being "the most kindest [sic] person you could meet."

"Happy to have been in her life and had her in my life because she did help me be the person that I am today," Duhart said. "Make sure that you tell your people that you love them every day because you never know when they're going to get taken."

The two other girls — who have not been identified — are hospitalized but in stable condition, according to police.

Brandon Hamblin, a resident of the area, said he didn't know a shooting occurred until he heard about it on TV.

"We had no idea it was a gun shootout until this morning, " he explained. "Until we got up and looked at the news."

Police have not made any arrests, and are interviewing witnesses to try to figure out who did the shooting. They're asking that anyone who attended the party or learned information to contact Phoenix police or Silent Witness.