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Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from June 3-5

Jun 5, 2022, 6:00 PM

(Facebook photo / City of Phoenix)...

(Facebook photo / City of Phoenix)

(Facebook photo / City of Phoenix)

PHOENIX — Three home developers partnered up to purchase over 836 acres in Surprise for $111.7 million, one person was killed and eight others were injured in a Phoenix strip mall shooting and authorities continue to search for a 22-year-old woman with a cognitive disability who was last seen in Chandler.

Here are some of the biggest stories that headlined the Arizona news cycle over the weekend.


Home developer partners buy 836 acres of land in Surprise for $111.7M

Three home developers closed on a purchase of 836 acres of land Friday in Surprise for $111.7 million.

The partners — Lennar Homes, Pulte Homes and Taylor Morrison Homes — teamed up to purchase the land within the Asante Planned Community located near 163rd Avenue and Pat Tillman Boulevard, according to a press release.

The location includes 752 acres of single-family residential land totaling up to around 2,750 lots, 56 acres of high-density residential land and 28 acres of commercial land.

Land Advisors Organization represented the seller, HE Capital Asante LLC, which has owned the property since 2009.


1 dead, 8 injured in north Phoenix shooting; police investigation underway

A shooting at a gathering in north Phoenix early Saturday morning left a 14-year-old female dead and eight people injured, authorities said.

Police received multiple shots fired calls at around 1 a.m. and responded to a strip mall in the area of 10th Avenue and Hatcher Road.

Approximately 100 people were gathered at a possible party when an altercation broke out, leading to gunshots fired into a crowd. The shooting allegedly occurred inside a building, in the parking lot and roadway area, authorities said.


2 dead, 3 detained after shooting at night club in Mesa

Two people are dead after a shooting occurred at a night club in Mesa early Sunday morning, authorities said.

Police responded to the area of Alma School Road and Southern Avenue after receiving reports of a shooting at around 2:20 a.m.

Officers discovered two males with gunshot wounds in the parking lot who were pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Two other victims were then located with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and transported to a local hospital for medical treatment, authorities said.


ADOT making plans for electric vehicle charging stations along Arizona freeways

Arizona transportation officials are working on plans to create a statewide network of electric vehicle charging stations.

Arizona is due to receive $76.5 million from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program over the next five years to deploy EV fast chargers along the state’s interstate freeway system, the state Department of Transportation said in a press release Thursday.

The state is required to submit a high-level plan to the Federal Highway Administration in August to maximize federal funding opportunities for the project. ADOT hired AECOM Consultants to help develop the plan.

As part of the process, the state will gather input from the public through surveys as well as online and in-person meetings. ADOT and the agency’s associates will also solicit representatives from the EV industry, utility providers and other stakeholders for their expertise.


Silver Alert issued for 22-year-old woman last seen in Chandler

A Silver Alert was issued Friday afternoon for a 22-year-old woman who was last seen in Chandler, authorities said.

Chyna Mcgee-Mallet stands at 5-foot-6 and weighs 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen on May 25 wearing a purple shirt, pink fuzzy pants and pink Converse sneakers.

Mcgee-Mallet left home on foot without a cell phone and possibly with a bag of clothes.

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