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Man shot and killed in central Phoenix parking lot

Authorities say a man died while standing with large group of people when shots were fired.

PHOENIX — Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead in central Phoenix Saturday night.

A large group of people were standing in a parking lot in the area of 17th and Adams streets around 9 p.m. when shots were fired within the group, the Phoenix Police Department said.

Darea Owens, 20, was found shot and died on the scene, police said.

Authorities said investigations are still in the early stages.

Arizona's Silent Witness program allows people to send in tips and share information about crimes happening within their local communities. 

The program shares unsolved felony case information in multiple ways, including TV, radio and social media. 

Anyone who has information on a crime or recognizes a suspect described by the program is asked to call 480-948-6377, go to the program's website online or download the Silent Witness app to provide a tip. The identity of anyone who submits a tip is kept anonymous. 

Calls to Silent Witness are answered 24/7 by a live person and submitted tips are accepted at all times. Submitted tips are then sent to the detective(s) in charge of the specific case. 

Individuals who submit tips that lead to an arrest or indictment in the case can get a reward of up to $1,000. 

Have a tip? Submit it on the Silent Witness tip form here. 

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