Victims' families, community members hope sketch will bring answers to serial shooter case in PHX

Posted at 9:44 PM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 01:35:06-04

More family members of victims linked to the Phoenix serial shooting case are coming forward, and community volunteers are passing out flyers with the suspect’s sketch in the hopes that he will soon be identified.

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"When something like this takes place, they need to know,” said Mike Upchurch, Phoenix Chapter of the Guardian Angels.   

Neighbors are thankful for the group of volunteer Guardian Angles spreading the world. The group started back in 2005, when the Baseline Killer and another serial shooting case was active.

So far, there have been eight total shooting, nine people shot. Seven of the victims were killed.

Breangela White is grateful for the complete strangers trying to help get a killer, or killers, off the streets.

"It hurts. It breaks my heart," White said.

White’s mother, Annette White, was gunned down on April 19. She was shot three times and left for dead near 32nd Street and Fillmore.

"When we first heard, we figure it had to be a stranger," White said.

But weeks went by with no answers. Her family even hit the streets hoping to help generate tips.

It wasn't four months later that police told Breangela White that her mother's case is linked to a serial shooter.

"In the beginning, it was rough because we didn't think we would get justice. But, now [that] we have a sketch, I think we can get justice," White said.

The reward is now $30,000. Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Witness.

See a map of all eight Maryvale murder cases below. The newly identified cases are shown in red: