Search continues for Glendale party shooters

Posted at 7:44 PM, Feb 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-01 21:44:03-05

As Glendale police continue trying to identify the shooters in a deadly house party shooting, friends of 16-year-old Yovani Flores tell ABC15 that he was the youngest victim killed.

“He always had jokes to tell. He was a class clown. I just can't believe he's gone. Our Yovani we knew was not the Yovani everyone is talking about,” said Daniel Najera, Flores’ childhood friend.

Flores was one of three people shot and killed in a Saturday morning shooting near 67th and Missouri avenues. Sean Marquez, 19, of Glendale, and Jose Aguirre-Martinez, 19, of Scottsdale, were identified by police as the two other victims killed. Five others were hit by gunfire but survived, officials said.

Police said five young Hispanic men were asked to leave the party after some sort of fight, but they returned and fired several shots.

The shooters drove away in a white, older-model sedan. Police ask that anyone with information call 480-WITNESS.

A donation page has been set up for the Flores family to help with funeral expenses.