The day after Halloween, houses were still decorated on the 2400 block of 86th Lane and a candy wrapper was on the quiet street.
Police tape blocking off the street north of West Flavia Haven, Phoenix Police cars and a crime scene investigation trailer were the only hints of a mass shooting outside a Halloween party the night before.
According to Phoenix Police, officers responded to a stabbing call at 1:07 a.m. Nov. 1.
“When officers arrived, five victims were found that actually sustained gunshot injuries. The victims were attending a house party at a vacant house,” said Luis Samudio, a Phoenix Police detective.
Samudio said a 16-year-old boy was taken to a hospital with “serious, life-threatening injuries.”
Another 16-year-old boy, an 18-year-old man, an 18-year-old woman and a 19-year-old woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to Phoenix police.
“The victims were in front of the house when the suspect vehicle, possibly a dark-passenger vehicle entered the cul-de-sac when a passenger of the vehicle began shooting into the crowd,” said Samudio.
“All five victims were transported to various local hospitals with gunshot wounds.”
The detective said police did not have any information on the suspect.
“The suspect vehicle was described as a dark-colored passenger vehicle,” said Samudio.
“The suspect vehicle was last seen driving away at a high rate of speed southbound on 86th Lane.”
Though a half-mile from Tolleson’s Dos Rios Elementary School, the vacant home that has a Tolleson address is in Phoenix. The shooting took place near 87th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road,
Samudio said the investigation is ongoing.
“Anyone who may have information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6141 or if individuals with information would like to remain anonymous, they can contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish,” the detective said.