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Two juveniles shot, one killed in Avondale near Dysart and Buckeye roads

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Posted at 8:31 AM, Feb 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-24 12:55:16-05

AVONDALE, AZ — Avondale police are investigating a shooting that left one juvenile dead and another injured.

Just after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, police officers were called to the area of Dysart and Buckeye roads for reports of a shooting.

When officers arrived they attempted to stop a vehicle that was believed to be involved in the shooting.

However, the driver did not stop and officers pursued the vehicle. The vehicle eventually came to a stop near 51st Avenue and Van Buren Street and four people got out and tried to run away, officials said.

They were all captured and arrested.

Avondale PD identified the suspects as a 15-year-old boy, 30-year-old Jonathan Neri, 18-year-old Jonathan Torres, and 18-year-old Frank Cortez.

They have been booked into the Maricopa County Jail and are facing charges for multiple crimes including second-degree murder, discharging a firearm within city limits, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and more.

The two juvenile victims were taken to a hospital where one of them died. The other victim was treated and has since been released. Their names and exact ages haven't been released by police.