TEMPE, Ariz. — A 5-year-old child is dead and two others are in the hospital following a shooting late Friday night in Tempe. Police said they are still searching for suspects.
Around 11:45 p.m., officers with the Tempe Police Department were called Broadway Road and 52nd Street for reports of a shooting.
Investigators learned that one of the vehicles was driving eastbound on Broadway Road when another car pulled up alongside the victim's car and shot at it.
The victim's car was carrying one adult and six juveniles. Three of the children were struck, and were taken to a local hospital by Tempe Fire and Medical crews.
One of the victims, who family identified as 5-year-old Jayceon Burton, died at the hospital.
Police said that the other victims are in critical but non-life-threatening condition, and said that their ages range from 6 to 17.
At this time its unclear what relation the adult in the car had to the children.
Authorities are still investigating the incident, and said that there are "multiple outstanding subjects." A motive for the shooting has not been determined, and police have not provided a description of the suspect vehicle.
The Burton's family has started a GoFundMe to help with funeral costs. If you want to help the family, you can donate here.
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