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Shooting in Phoenix leaves 1 dead, 5 injured, 18-year-old suspect in custody

Phoenix police say the shooting happened early Sunday morning. Two men are detained in connection with the shooting.

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are currently investigating a shooting that happened just before 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, leaving five people hospitalized and one dead.

Officers responded to calls for a shooting near North 46th Street & East McDowell Road. There they found what was described as a "chaotic scene" with multiple people suffering gunshot wounds.

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Police said five people, three men, a woman and a girl were hospitalized following the shooting. The girl has life-threatening injuries, but everyone else is expected to survive, according to police.

Four of the victims had been shot, while the fifth person suffered a non-gunshot-related injury.

First responders declared one man dead on the scene. At this time, the police have not confirmed the identity of the deceased.

Police say a group of men was fighting during a late-night party in the area.

The fight escalated violently when one man pulled out a gun and fired into the crowd as he tried to run away. But witnesses stopped the shooter and held him until police arrived.

The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Bryan Sapon-Deleon. He's been booked into jail on several felony charges including first-degree murder.

The deceased victim has been identified as 43-year-old Carlos Santos-Noriega.

Initial reports from the Phoenix Police Department said that six people had been injured, but that number was later corrected to five.

This is a developing story. Stay with us at 12News for more updates.

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