Teen in critical condition after shooting in west Phoenix

A shooting in west Phoenix Saturday night has left one teen reportedly in critical condition.

Officers responded to the area of ​​43rd Avenue and Thomas Road for reports of a shooting at around 9:30 pm on Saturday, Phoenix police spokesperson Sgt. Robert Scherer said in a statement.

Around the same time, officers were called to a local hospital regarding a teenager with a gunshot wound, Scherer said. The two calls were then linked and worked as one investigation.

According to the statement, the teenager remains at a local hospital and is still in critical condition.

Preliminary information indicates that the victim along with other juveniles left the parking lot of a convenience store when an unknown suspect fired several shots in their direction, striking the victim, according to the statement.

No other information had been released as the investigation remained ongoing.

If anyone has any information, they are encouraged to call Phoenix Police or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO (Spanish).

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