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2 dead, 4 wounded in drive-by shooting in north Phoenix

PHOENIX — A birthday party in north Phoenix turned deadly Sunday.

Gunfire rang out after 3 a.m. Sunday morning outside a home near 25th Avenue and Cactus Road. Jason Jonathan Acosta-Ramos, 18, who was celebrating his birthday, and Elliseo Cantu, 16, were killed. Four others were also shot and critically hurt.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson told KTAR that two of the victims are 16 and 17.

“That age group, it just shocks you when those are the individuals involved in this type of activity,” Thompson said.

Thompson said someone in a car opened fire as the party was breaking up. They have little vehicle or suspect information and want to hear from anyone with information. Anonymous tips can be made to 480-WITNESS.

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