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Three dead, teen seriously injured after early-morning shooting in Phoenix

The shooting took place near the intersection of 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road, the Phoenix Police Department said.
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PHOENIX — Officers confirmed that three people, two adults and one teenager, are dead after an early morning shooting in Phoenix on Friday, the city's police department said.

Police said another teen was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries due to the shooting.

The shooting happened near the intersection of 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road, the department's public information officer said. Initial investigations into the shooting found that two groups met up for a "business transaction" before the shooting.

Officers located an adult man and two teenagers when they got to the scene of the shooting, police said. They were transported to the hospital where the man and one of the teens were pronounced dead.

Police said two other adult men transported themselves to a local hospital from the scene of the shooting. One of them was uninjured and the other was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

The three victims have been identified as 19-year-old Victor Manuel Cruz, 19-year-old Avery Young and 16-year-old Salvador Gomez Medina. The other teen was injured but is expected to survive, police said. 

Officers arrested the uninjured man who they believe to be the suspect of the shooting, officers said. There has been no further information regarding the suspect's identity.

"Detectives are on scene now looking for evidence and witnesses," the department said. "It is believed all parties involved in the shooting are accounted for at this time."

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