Police investigating afternoon shootout in Avondale parking lot

Feb 9, 2022, 2:45 PM
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PHOENIX – Avondale police are investigating a shootout between the occupants of two vehicles that injured at least one person Tuesday afternoon.

The incident took place around 3:45 p.m. in a parking lot near Indian School Road and 107th Avenue, the Avondale Police Department said in a press release.

Witnesses told responding officers that gunfire was exchanged between a Jeep Liberty SUV and a Nissan Altima before the vehicles fled the area.

A person from the Jeep was shot in the abdomen and taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said.

Officers found the Jeep at the hospital and processed it for evidence.

No other details were made available.

Anybody with information about the case was asked to call the Avondale Police Department at 623-333-7001 or, to remain anonymous, Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 480-TESTIGO (837-8446) for Spanish.

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Police investigating afternoon shootout in Avondale parking lot