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Three killed in gunbattle on south Phoenix street

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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2007 1:32 pm | Updated: 6:22 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

PHOENIX - A gunfight erupted between two vehicles at a south Phoenix stoplight, killing three men and seriously injuring a fourth. The incident occurred after a verbal argument before 1 a.m. Sunday, said Phoenix police Sgt. Andy Hill.

Police said the incident began when two occupants of a silver van stopped at a traffic light in south Phoenix.

A silver Ford pickup truck with three passengers also was stopped at the light facing the same direction. While the two vehicles were stopped next to each other, a gunbattle erupted, police investigators said.

It was unclear who fired the first shot and why.

Two people in the van were killed. They were 23-year-old Fernando Fohrenkan and 28-year-old Joe Fohrenkan. One man in the pickup, 24-year-old Thomas Baldassare, also was killed.

A 26-year-old man who was in the pickup was is in the hospital with a gunshot wound to his upper torso. A 16-year-old boy who was in the pickup wasn't hurt.

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