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Police search for suspect in deadly shooting at west Phoenix convenience store

Posted at 5:03 AM, Aug 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 00:05:47-04

Police are searching for a man in connection with a deadly shooting in west Phoenix early Sunday morning.

Around 2 a.m., officers responded to a 7-Eleven convenience store near 27th Avenue and Indian School Road after receiving reports of a shooting.

According to an officer at the scene, the suspect and a man both fired shots at each other in the parking lot. 

Both the victim and suspect left the area after the shooting, officials said. However, the victim crashed his car in a nearby parking lot and later died in the hospital as a result of his injuries.

A passenger was in the victim's car but is being uncooperative with the investigation, authorities said. A gun was found in the victim's vehicle.

Police are continuing to search for the suspect. No additional information was immediately released.