ARIZONA NEWS

2 teen boys killed in separate Phoenix shootings over the weekend

May 14, 2023, 8:00 PM | Updated: May 15, 2023, 8:18 am

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department, File)...

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department, File)

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department, File)

PHOENIX — Two teenage boys were killed in separate shootings in Phoenix over the weekend, authorities said.

Police responded to a shooting call Saturday at an apartment complex near 35th Avenue and McDowell Road around 11:45 p.m., the Phoenix Police Department said in a press release.

Matthew Ballesteros, 17, was found with gunshot wounds and taken to a hospital where he died.

Police said Ballesteros, the suspect and a witness were having a barbecue in the common area before the shooting happened.

The suspect is on the loose, and details about what led up to the shooting are still being investigated.

On Friday, police responded to a shooting call to a park around 8:45 p.m. near 16th Street and Union Hills Drive and found a 17-year-old with gunshot wounds, authorities said.

Hery Almeida-Garcia was taken to a hospital where he did not survive.

Police said Almeida-Garcia was with friends when they were confronted by an unknown suspect, who fled after shooting the teen. The suspect remains on the loose.

Anyone with information about the cases is 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.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

A man was arrested after allegedly shooting another man in Glendale Sunday morning. (Glendale PD Fa...

KTAR.com

Man injured after argument spurns shooting in Glendale

A man was arrested Sunday morning in Glendale for allegedly shooting another man during an argument, authorities said.

3 hours ago

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump is surrounded by U.S. Secret Servic...

KTAR.com

Weekend wrap-up: Everything you need to know about the Trump rally shooting

Between the shooting at a Donald Trump rally on Saturday and everything since, here are the top news stories from over the weekend.

5 hours ago

State Route 74 near Lake Pleasant has closed in both directions due to a crash, according to ADOT. ...

KTAR.com

State Route 74 near Lake Pleasant reopened in both directions after crash

State Route 74 near Lake Pleasant was reopened in both directions Sunday after a closure due to a crash, according to ADOT.

6 hours ago

Phoenix Police Department vehicle...

KTAR.com

Man arrested for DUI-related collision in south Phoenix that killed 1, injured 3 others

A 22-year-old man was arrested and processed for DUI Saturday evening after colliding with a vehicle, leaving one dead and three injured in south Phoenix.

8 hours ago

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office vehicles outside man's residence in Diamond Valley...

KTAR.com

Man with criminal past arrested for allegedly making death threats to neighbor, barricading home

A 73-year-old man was arrested after making death threats and barricading himself inside his home Saturday night, authorities say.

8 hours ago

Nicholas Silvestri mugshot...

Payne Moses

Arizona husband, wife claim family friend defrauded them of over $1 million in investment scam

A husband and wife submitted a report that a family friend defrauded them of an excess of $1 million, authorities announced Saturday.

9 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s how to be worry-free when your A/C goes out in the middle of summer

PHOENIX -- As Arizona approaches another hot summer, Phoenix residents are likely to spend more time indoors.

...

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Beat the heat, ensure your AC unit is summer-ready

With temperatures starting to rise across the Valley, now is a great time to be sure your AC unit is ready to withstand the sweltering summer heat.

...

Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines can get you smoothly from Phoenix to Frankfurt on new A330-900neo airplane

Adventure Awaits! And there's no better way to experience the vacation of your dreams than traveling with Condor Airlines.

2 teen boys killed in separate Phoenix shootings over the weekend