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Suspect sought after man found dead in car in West Phoenix

The victim was found parked in the area of 71st Avenue and Indian School Road with multiple gunshot wounds, according to police.

PHOENIX — Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside a parked car in West Phoenix Wednesday night. 

According to police, officers were dispatched to the area of 71st Avenue and Indian School Road around 7:15 p.m. for reports of a shooting. 

When officers arrived, they found the victim, 21-year-old Carlos Valdez sitting inside of a parked vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds, police said. 

Valdez was pronounced dead on the scene. 

Investigators are trying to determine what led up to the shooting and find a possible suspect or suspects. 

This is a developing story. 12 News will update as more information is provided. 

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