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6 people injured, 1 dead in shooting outside Phoenix nightclub

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PHOENIX — One man was left dead and six others were injured following a shooting outside a nightclub in Phoenix on Sunday, police said.

Officers responded to the scene near 24th Street and University Drive around 5 a.m. after reports of multiple people screaming and gunshots fired.

Police said 24-year-old Ahmad Thornton was pronounced dead on the scene, while the remaining victims were transported to the hospital and are receiving treatment for their injuries.

There was a large crowd present at the time of the shooting, according to police, with many potential witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Phoenix police at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 480-TESTIGO (837-8446) for Spanish.

An investigation is ongoing.

No additional information was available at this time.

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