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1 dead, 2 hurt after shooting near 51st Avenue and McDowell Road

The shooting happened at a large gathering, police say
51st ave/mcdowell situation
Posted at 9:39 PM, May 25, 2023

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and two others hurt Thursday night.

Officials say they were called to a home near 51st Avenue and McDowell Road around 9 p.m. regarding a shooting.

It is currently unknown what led up to the shooting, but preliminary information suggests that shots were fired toward the residence during a large gathering.

Police say three adults were shot while at a large gathering. One man, 26-year-old Felix Espino-Garcia, died from his injuries. Two women suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

No suspect information was immediately available and no one has been taken into custody.

Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO and provide an anonymous tip.

Editor's note: Police told ABC15 Friday morning that there were four shooting victims, but later confirmed there were three victims. Additionally, they identified the victims as two men and a woman but later confirmed it was a man and two women. ABC15 has updated the story to reflect the changes from officials.