Glendale police detectives are interviewing more than a dozen people to learn about the events the led up to a shooting that took place in an alley behind several homes in the 6600 block of north 55th Avenue.
At 5:44 p.m. Sunday, several police units responded to reports of a shooting in the alley north of McLellan Road, between 54th Drive and 55th Avenue. Officers found the victim lying in the alley suffering from a gunshot wound. Witness statements and evidence at the scene indicated multiple shots had been fired.
The victim was taken to a local trauma center with life-threatening injuries. The victim is a Hispanic male, 20 years of age, who resides in Glendale. Investigators know his identity, but have not been able to notify his next-of-kin.
Witnesses stated that the victim was seen talking to another man in the alley shortly before the shooting occurred. It did not appear that the two were arguing. The other man was described as a Hispanic male, in his 20's, with a shaved head, and wearing a "shiny" silver or gray shirt. This subject may have been driving a silver or gold, four door, imported sedan, with front end damage.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000.