A drive-by shooting in Tempe, Arizona, has left a five-year-old boy dead and two other children seriously injured.
According to police, the incident took place on March 17th at a stoplight near 52nd Street and Broadway.
The victim’s car, which was carrying an 18-year-old and six other children, was approached by two vehicles carrying the suspects, 16-year-old Freddy Patterson, 17-year-old Charles Adams, and 30-year-old Demarcus Frazier.
The suspects opened fire, shooting at least 24 rounds with two weapons, and fled the scene.
The victim’s car was targeted specifically, according to police, who are investigating the motive.
The suspects have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder, six counts of aggravated assault, and four counts of assault against minors.
The community is shocked and grieving over the senseless tragedy.
Police are asking the public for any information that may help with the investigation.