2 dead, 4 others wounded in drive-by shooting - New York News

2 dead, 4 others wounded in drive-by shooting

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PHOENIX -

A second teenage victim, who was shot outside a birthday party, has died and a third is in extremely critical condition.

In all, six people were shot and police are still looking for the shooter or shooters.

18-year-old Jason Jonathan Acosta-Ramos and a 16-year-old Elliseo Cantu died.

Another teen is in extremely critical condition and two others have life threatening injuries.

The shooting happened as the party was ending.        

A post Elliseo Cantu made on his Facebook page around 10 p.m. Friday night invited his friends to a "poppn party" on 25th Avenue and Bell Road.

It was the last post Cantu made.

The 16-year-old was killed hours later when someone drove by that party and fired shots into a crowd of teens and young adults.

Those living in the area heard the gunfire.

"It was like sush sush sush and then the dogs started barking," said Sal Riena.

"I heard six gunshots and they were, like, one after another," said Gustava Carrillo.  

Six people, five of them teenagers, were shot.

"Whoever started firing at these individuals, targeted the individuals, [the suspect] was shooting specifically at them," said Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson.

Beer cans littered the street; police believe the teens were drinking.

As the party wrapped up around 3:30 a.m., investigators say there was an argument. Around the same time, someone or a group of people drove by and shot into the crowd of teens and young adults.

"Just teens involved in alcohol is bad enough, but then you compound it by being 3:30 in the morning and you throw in that dangerous factor of weapons being involved. It's just a recipe for disaster," said Thompson.

Investigators questioned a group of more than 20 teen witnesses.

Under Cantu's last Facebook post about the party, a family member wrote, "Who would have known that party changed everyones life RIP cuzz."

Police do not have a suspect or vehicle description and are asking anyone with any information to call them.

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