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Teen dead after drive-by shooting in central Phoenix

The shooting happened near 1st Avenue and Thomas Road Friday evening.

PHOENIX — A teenage boy and a child were rushed to the hospital on Feb. 3 after a shooting near 1st Avenue and Thomas Road, according to Phoenix police.

Authorities said a vehicle occupied by multiple people was driving through a parking lot when another vehicle drove past and began shooting at them. 

Police said a 15-year-old boy inside the vehicle was struck by gunfire. On Feb. 7, police said the teenager died from his injuries. He's been identified as Isaac Perez Grado.

Officials said a child walking in the area with an adult family member was also injured by gunfire. The child was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Diane Salsbury and a friend had just parked at Pino's Pizza Al Centro near 1st Avenue and Thomas Road when bullets hit her car. 

“My friend wanted me to see her purse, she was just holding it up for me to look at, and in that instant, we just heard a bang, multiple pops, and the back window in the back of my car had exploded, so we were hunkering down," said Salsbury.

Salsbury's car was just one of a couple hit in the restaurant's parking lot. 

“There’s a bullet hole coming into the front of the car just above the windshield, which is pretty surprising. We’re very, very lucky that neither one of us was hurt," Salsbury told 12News.

Police said the suspect drove away before officers arrived on the scene.

12News spoke to the owners of a few businesses nearby, who said they have surveillance video, but police have not provided a description of the suspect's car. 

If you have any information, you are asked to call Phoenix police at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. 

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

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