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Police searching for suspects after fatal shooting at party in Glendale

Police said that a "verbal altercation" had broken out between the victim and the suspect when the suspect opened fire.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Police are searching for suspects in a fatal shooting that broke out at a house party in Glendale over the weekend. One person was killed after an altercation escalated into gunfire, Glendale police say.

Around 1 a.m. on Saturday, police were called to the backyard of a home near 67th Avenue and Bethany Home Road and found 30-year-old Victor Daniel Ruiz Reyes unconscious with a gunshot wound.

Reyes was taken to a local hospital, but later died of his injuries, police said. The suspect fled before officers arrived.

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While investigating, police learned that there was a large party in the area when the shooting happened. Police earlier said that a "verbal altercation" had broken out between the victim and an unknown suspect when the suspect opened fire.

Footage taken from the scene shows armed officers ushering multiple people out of the home, but police have not confirmed who these people are at this time.

It's believed that there are other witnesses to the shooting that have not come forward, and Glendale police are asking for the public's help in identifying anyone involved in the shooting.

Credit: Glendale Police Deparmtent
Photo of Victor Daniel Ruiz Reyes provided by family.


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