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1 killed, 1 hospitalized after shooting at Phoenix restaurant

Apr 13, 2023, 6:01 AM | Updated: 11:43 am

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)...

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHOENIX – One woman died and a girl was seriously wounded in a shooting Wednesday night at a restaurant in Phoenix, authorities said.

Maria Ledesma Ramirez, 25, and the girl were shot near 19th Avenue and Buckeye Road around 9 p.m., the Phoenix Police Department said. Ramirez died at the scene.

Police said the younger female was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries but had improved to stable condition by late Thursday morning.

Gerardo Vazquez Alvarez, 29, was booked into Maricopa County Jail on felony charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder, police said.

Ramirez and Alvarez had been in a relationship that ended, police said.

ABC15 reported the shooting happened at a Burger King. Police said both Ramirez and the survivor worked at the restaurant.

Homicide detectives were able to track down Alvarez. He was taken into custody south of Phoenix after his vehicle was disabled by officers.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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1 killed, 1 hospitalized after shooting at Phoenix restaurant