Woman killed near Phoenix restaurant in overnight drive-by shooting
Apr 16, 2023, 2:00 PM | Updated: Apr 17, 2023, 3:01 pm
(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)
PHOENIX — A woman was killed and another hospitalized following a drive-by shooting near a restaurant in Phoenix, authorities said.
Police responded to a shooting call around 1:30 a.m. near 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road, the Phoenix Police Department said in a press release.
Two women were found with gunshot wounds and taken to the hospital, police said.
Leibby Jeanneatte Smith, 64, was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Detectives said a vehicle drove by the restaurant and a weapon was fired toward the business.
When police arrived to the scene, the vehicle had fled and the suspect(s) has not yet been found.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or, to remain anonymous, Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 480-TESTIGO (837-8446) for Spanish.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story erroneously said the victim’s name is Jeanneatte Smith Leibby, based on the initial report from police. Police said in an update Monday afternoon that her correct name is Leibby Jeanneatte Smith.
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