Two people were k!lled and five others were injured, including two minors, in a sh*oting over the weekend in southwestern Arizona, police said on Sunday. Those sh*t on Saturday night at a party in a residential section of Yuma were between the ages of 15 and 20, according to the Yuma Police Department.
Police stated in a statement that they responded to a shooting call at around 10:30 p.m. local time and located multiple male casualties with gunsh*t wounds. The Yuma Regional Medical Center confirmed the de@ths of two male patients, ages 19 and 20, shortly after they arrived.
Before police arrived, the 19-year-old victim was taken to the hospital, and the 20-year-old victim was taken by the Yuma Fire Department, according to the statement. Another teenager, aged 16, was brought to the same hospital before being airlifted to Phoenix with critical injuries.
The remaining victims, ages 15, 16, 18, and 19, all had non-fatal gunshot wounds, according to officials. According to the police, many off-duty officers who were in the area also responded to the incident.
Yuma Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Lori Franklin told CNN affiliate KYMA that investigators were speaking with many witnesses on Sunday. According to the statement, investigators are still looking into the incident and have not yet made an arrest.
The following tweet serves to verify the news:
According to the Gun Violence Archive, this is the 215th mass sh*oting in the United States in 2023, and the 33rd mass sh*oting in the month of May alone.
Both CNN and the GVA consider any incident in which four or more persons were hurt or k!lled (not including the shooter) to be a mass sh*oting.
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