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1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting near 83rd Avenue and Broadway Road

83rd avenue and broadway deadly shooting
Posted at 7:13 AM, Jul 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-29 18:34:48-05

UPDATE: Phoenix police announced an arrest was made in this case on December 29. The alleged suspect, 18-year-old Jvion Gadson-Scott, was booked for first-degree murder, aggravated assault, burglary in the first-degree (home invasion), and weapons violations.

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are investigating a home invasion that led to a deadly double shooting overnight.

Officers were called to a home near 83rd Avenue and Broadway Road around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday for a reported shooting. When officers arrived, they learned two adults had been shot by unknown suspects who fled the scene.

Police say multiple gunshots were fired after suspects forced their way inside the house.

Police say a woman was shot and pronounced dead at the scene. The woman has been identified by police as 19-year-old Destiny Hernandez.

A man was also found in the home with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Crime scene tape still surrounded a home more than 12 hours after the shooting. ABC15 crews saw over a dozen evidence markers surrounding the house.

"I was scared," said one neighbor who wanted to remain anonymous. "I thought somebody was trying to break into my house."

She woke up to phone calls and police, who were trying to gather footage of the area.

Neighbors we spoke with about the shooting were left shaken.

"I was in bed, and I just heard gunshots," said another neighbor.

She said she thought she heard more than eight shots.

One neighbor said that the shots sounded muffled, and then she heard screaming.

"Then I just heard a car take off and five minutes later the cops were here," said the neighbor.

Thursday, ABC15 spotted multiple bullet holes in one of the windows of the home.

The two people ABC15 spoke with said they didn't know the people who lived in the home, but thought that a group of "younger people" were renting the house.

They said they frequently saw cars coming and going late at night from the home.

ABC15 tried to ask police about the moments leading up to the shooting, and if the suspects broke into the home.

They would only say there were multiple people inside the home when the shooting happened but wouldn't say how many.

What led to the shooting is still under investigation.

No suspect information has been released.