3 teens wounded in shooting at Tempe house party

Posted at 5:24 AM, Aug 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-07 00:07:58-04

Tempe police are investigating after three people were shot at a house party overnight. 

According to the Tempe Police Department, two males and one female, ranging between the ages of 16 and 19, were shot while at a house near Loop 101 and Apache Boulevard. One of the males was shot in the chest and the other in the rear area and the female was shot in the leg, police said. 

All three were taken to nearby hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. 

The house owner of the home, Yolanda Jamie, 63, has been arrested for contributing to delinquency. Police have responded to Jamie's home three times in two weeks. No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting. 

Jaime told police she had been at a casino and was unaware of the party.

Police say around midnight several calls were made regarding shots fired; one of the victims made one of those calls.

Police said the shooting started with an argument outside of the home where party planners were collecting money from party goers. There were about 30 people inside the house between the ages of 16 and 25.

Witnesses said two shooters opened fire, got into a vehicle and drove away. 

When police arrived, one of the male victims went into the home where he and other partygoers barricaded themselves. Police used flash bangs to get the people out. 

Police are investigating the shooting.