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1 dead, 5 hurt in shooting at party in west Phoenix

Posted at 10:33 AM, May 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-19 20:26:34-05

PHOENIX — A shooting at a party left one person dead and five others injured, according to Phoenix police.

The incident occurred early Sunday morning in a neighborhood near 59th Avenue and Thomas Road. Police say they were called to a home around 3:30 a.m. to investigate a report of shots fired.

An 18-year-old man, Luis Torres, was found at the scene with gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

During the investigation, officers learned five other people also suffered gunshot wounds. Those victims are said to be between 16 and 18 years old, according to police.

“Probably from different, like different type guns because it wasn’t the same one,” said the neighbor who wanted to remain anonymous.

“Our bedroom is in the back, and we just heard a lot of shooting,” said that woman who lived nearby.

“My husband got up and he just saw bodies running back and forth and saying ‘We got one. We got one.’,” described the same neighbor.

Many neighbors tell ABC15 they woke up, dropped to the ground, or grabbed their kids. Others said they saw multiple cars involved and then speeding away.

“You never know how crazy they’re driving and they could just go through your house,” said the woman. “Yeah, it’s scary.”

Phoenix police announced 18-year-old Jacob Salinas was arrested and booked months after the shooting.

Salinas faces multiple felonies which include first degree murder, according to police.

Investigators are still working to learn what led to the incident.