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Glendale police searching for gunman after deadly shooting of 17-year-old Nakelyn Hills

Posted: 9:21 PM, May 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-12 00:43:08Z

Glendale police say a 17-year-old was shot and killed on Sunday night and they're still looking for the gunman. 

Nakelyn Hills was shot multiple times near the dumpsters at a trailer park near 59th and Missouri avenues around 7 p.m. that night. He was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries. 

Witnesses told police the gunman was a black man believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, about six feet tall, average build with a short afro-style haircut. He was wearing a light blue or white jersey with a number on it, and dark pants.

The suspect reportedly fled southbound from the trailer park and was last seen on foot near 55th Avenue and Colter Street. 

At this time, no suspects have been identified, but police believe there may be others who can help with their investigation. 

Anyone with information on the teen's shooting death is asked to call Glendale Police at 623-930-3000 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. 

Police say they were able to make contact with Hills' family on Thursday night and received permission to release the juvenile victim's name and photo.