According to Lt. Craig Johnson of the Yuma Police Department, a shooting incident on South J Edward Drive in Yuma, Arizona, late Saturday led to the hospitalization of seven individuals.
The police were alerted about an aggravated assault just before 11 p.m. local time, and promptly responded to the call.
Here’s the information shared to FOX3 by the mother of one of the victims, a 15-year-old boy:
Last night, my son went to a party in the foothills where a fight broke out and gunshots were fired. Unfortunately, my son was caught in the crossfire and ended up being shot in the leg, with the bullet exiting near the back of his knee. He also sustained a graze wound on his arm. While X-rays indicate that there is likely no significant harm, the medical team decided to keep him under observation overnight, or as of this point, during the day. It is disheartening that a 15-year-old boy’s night out would end up this way, and it begs the question if this is now commonplace in Yuma. As a parent, I am disgusted, saddened, and angry. We must do better. Although we have no information about the cause or the individuals involved, it’s clear that my son wasn’t targeted and was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
According to Johnson, upon arrival at the gathering, they discovered that several individuals were injured.
Although there was no suspect in custody, he mentioned that there was no credible and ongoing threat to the community.
This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.
Shooting during party in Foothills Yuma leaves 7 people injured
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