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Police: Teenage girl shot in drive-by at west Phoenix home

Posted at 4:39 PM, Feb 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-06 12:25:12-05

Police are investigating after a teenage girl was injured in a drive-by shooting at a west Phoenix home Monday afternoon.

Officials say a suspect shot at a house near 91st Avenue and McDowell Road from a passing vehicle. A 17-year-old girl was struck once and taken to the hospital by a family member, police say.

Her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

A witness to the shooting, Carol Williams, said she saw two women approach the house before the shooting started.

"Two females walked up to the door then they came right back and the shots started going off," said Carol Williams, who is also a nurse. 

"The blood was shooting out from the front [of the bullet hole] so I wrapped it up real good and secured it and my husband and future son-in-law jumped in and helped me get her in the truck and take her to Banner," said Williams.  

"She didn't really want me to call the police and I told her that was a non-factor," said Williams, who added that it's her duty as a nurse to do the right thing and call the police. "She was just screaming how much pain she was in." 

Police are investigating.