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Police searching for suspect after 7 people found shot at Mesa parking lot

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PHOENIX — The Mesa Police Department is investigating a shooting at a Mesa parking lot Friday night that left seven people hurt, including four children.

The incident took place around 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Dobson and Guadalupe Roads, in a parking lot of food truck vendors and families dining.

A 1-year-old, 6-year-old, 9-year-old and 16-year-old as well as three adults were shot, Mesa police said at a press conference Saturday.

The 1-year-old died from his injuries, police said in an update on Sunday. The other victims’ injuries range from severe to minor, and they are expected to live.

The children are part of multiple families, according to police.

Officers say the suspects drove up in a white KIA Soul or box type car and opened fire.

A food truck worker returned fire before the suspects’ car drove off westbound on Guadalupe Road.

Police said there was an assault in the same parking lot earlier in the day that was broken up by the vendors. This incident has not been tied to the shooting yet, as Mesa police are still investigating.

The suspects have not yet been located.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211‬.

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