Beware, Buckeye residents: Armed young men are breaking into vehicles.
According to the Buckeye Police Department, before dawn Thursday, Aug. 13, Buckeye police officers responded to a call about a shooting in the area of 22000 W. Shadow Drive. “When they got there, officers contacted two victims inside a pickup truck which had been struck by at least one bullet,” said Donna Rossi, a police spokeswoman.
“The victims said one of their vehicles had just been burglarized by two suspects. As the victims attempted to confront the suspects, one of the suspects produced a handgun. As the victims attempted to drive away, one of the suspects fired multiple rounds at the victims’ truck—striking it with one of the rounds nearly missing the driver.”
Rossi said officers found “numerous other vehicles with doors open or obvious signs someone had entered them” in the area.” A stolen truck was found near the shooting.
“Evidence was located that linked the two suspects not only to the shooting but to the stolen vehicle and the multiple vehicle burglaries,” Rossi said.
She asked for assistance in finding the suspects, believed to be Hispanic boys 15 to 18 years old. One was seen on video wearing a Karl Malone Utah Jazz No. 32 jersey.
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Rossi requested anyone with information on the suspects call the Buckeye Police Department at 623-364-6400.