Phoenix Shooting Death of 19-year-old Victor Manuel Cruz, 19-year-old Avery Young, 16-year-old Salvador Gomez Medina – Obituary
A fatal west Phoenix shooting has led to the death of 19-year-old Victor Manuel Cruz, 19-year-old Avery Young, and 16-year-old Salvador Gomez Medina. It occurred on Friday, August 20, 2021, at 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road.
At about midnight, police were called to the scene where they found 3 people suffering serious bullet wounds. They were taken to a local hospital where 2 of the men died as the 3rd remains in critical condition.
Later, police identified two more victims with bullet wounds. They took themselves to a hospital but one of them was later pronounced dead. The other person has no injuries and police detained him.
Police believe the shooting resulted from a transaction gone wrong. The transaction started on social media before the individuals met at 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road.