Two people dead, five teens injured in Arizona border city shooting, police say

Police identified the deceased victims as 19-year-old and 20-year-old males.

Published: May 14, 2023 11:36am

Arizona's Yuma Police Department on Sunday said that two men died and five teenage males were injured in a shooting.

No suspects are in custody after the shooting late Saturday evening in a residential block of the border city, police said

Officials responded to reports of shots fired shortly before 11 p.m. local time Saturday and found several gunshot victims.

A 19-year-old male was transported to the Yuma Regional Medical Center before police arrived on the scene, but he died shortly thereafter, police said. A 20-year-old male was transported by the Yuma Fire Department to the same hospital, where he also died.

A 16-year-old male was airlifted to Phoenix to be treated for life-threatening injuries, officials also said.

The other gunshot victims, males between the ages of 15 and 19, had non-life-threatening injuries that they were treated for, according to law enforcement. 

The investigation is still active and the Yuma Police Department is encouraging anyone with information in the case to come forward.

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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