Double Shooting in Laveen Kills Two People
According to local police, two people are now dead after a double shooting in the Laveen area on Thursday afternoon. According to the report, the shooting happened around two,fifty in the afternoon. It happened close to the 55th Lane and Euclid Avenue.
Jonathan Howard who is a Phoenix Police Sgt. stated that the officers arrived to the scene and they then found one of the shooting victims was shot in the street. Police said that the man wasn’t cooperative at first, however he did point out the house to the authorities and that is where they found a body of a second shooting victim inside of the doorway. The second victim had been shot several times.
A news video showed that the garage of the home, had some pretty significant damage. Police also believe that the suspect had crashed through the garage door when he tried to flee the scene.
There is no definite suspect description at this time. Police, however are looking for a red truck that has visible damage.
Police Think Double Shooting is Drug Related
The police have stated that even though the investigation process is still pretty early, there have been indications that the double shooting is a drug related crime. Police also believe that a family of “squatters” had been staying at the home and using it as a stash house to hide their drugs.
Both of the shooting victims have not been identified at this time. One of the victims is a Hispanic male and an adult Black male.
Police are asking that if anyone has any information about this double shooting, drug crime, please call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6141 or the Silent Witness program at 480-948-6377.
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