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2 wanted in drug deal turned murder

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PHOENIX -

Phoenix Police are looking for two men who they say were involved in a drug deal during which a 31-year-old man was killed.

Thursday morning, police responded to the area of 2600 North 43rd Ave on reports of a shooting.

They arrived to find one victim, David Lopez Banuelos, 31, injured. He died of his injuries at an area hospital.

A second victim was shot and injured -- dropped off at the hospital by one of the suspects. Surveillance video shows Julio Gonzalez Valenzuela, in a 2003 Dodge truck, Arizona license plate 51FB40, dropping off the victim at the hospital, according to police.

Valenzuela fled the hospital and his whereabouts are unknown. A second suspect, Ramiro Ortega, is believed to have been shot and wounded, and his whereabouts are also unknown.

Police say the victim was killed during a drug transaction. Both Valenzuela and Ortega are wanted in connection with the victim's murder, because even they may not have actually pulled the trigger on Banuelos, he was killed during the commission of a felony.

Ortega is known to drive a 2004 Nissan 35OZ with pink wheels, Arizona license plate OFBP33.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

TIPLINE: 602.262.6141 or 480-WITNESS/480-TESTIGO for Spanish.

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