PHOENIX — Police are investigating a shooting at an illegal party in west Phoenix early Saturday that left one person dead and four others hurt.
Officers were called to a warehouse at 35th Avenue and Earl Drive, near Thomas Road, around 5:30 a.m. Saturday for reports of a shooting.
When police arrived, they found a woman with a gunshot wound inside the empty building. She was transported to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. On Sunday morning Phoenix police identified her as 18-year-old Lalaina Baldison.
Authorities say at that time, the Phoenix Police Department started receiving numerous calls of gunshot victims arriving at various hospitals. It is believed all of those victims were initially at the same location when they were shot.
There are at least four people identified with injuries that range from serious to life-threatening. Police say the victims are an 18-year-old man, a 20-year-old man, a 26-year-old man, and a 17-year-old girl. As of Sunday morning, all of the victims are listed in stable conditions.
Information about a shooter hasn't been released. It's not yet known how many suspects are believed to be involved.
Phoenix police say it appears the shooting happened during an illegal party inside the empty building, and the people did not have permission to be there.