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Two Dead, Five Teens Wounded In Shooting At Arizona House Party

Yuma, AZ – A manhunt is underway for the gunman who murdered two victims and wounded five more, including multiple teenagers, during a shooting at a house party on Saturday night.

The incident occurred in the 3800-block of South J. Edward Drive at about 10:54 p.m. on May 13, the Yuma Police Department (YPD) said in a press release on Sunday.

Officers responded to the residential area after receiving a report of “shots fired,” and arrived to find “several subjects with gunshot wounds,” according to the YPD.

Members of the Yuma Fire Department (YFD) rushed a 20-year-old man to Yuma Regional Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his wounds.

A 19-year-old male was transported to the same hospital prior to officers’ arrival and was pronounced dead a short while later, the YPD said.

A 16-year-old male was rushed to Yuma Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and was subsequently flown to a hospital in Phoenix for additional treatment.

His current condition is unknown.

Four other victims suffered non-life threatening injuries in the attack, according to the YPD.

Police said they are 15, 16, 18, and 19 years old.

The victims’ identities were not immediately released.

The YPD said multiple off-duty law enforcement officers who happened to be in the area when the shooting occurred responded to the scene to assist first responders.

Police said no suspects were in custody as of Sunday morning.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the attack, according to the YPD.

“It is still an ongoing investigation, so there was a lot of witnesses there,” YPD Sergeant Lori Franklin told KYMA. “Everybody’s being interviewed, everything’s being double checked, everything’s being gone over. At this time, this is all I have. They are actively working on this, and if we have an update, we will let everybody know.”

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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