Two Victim's in Yesterday's Triple Homicide Identified; Six Suspects Still Loose
Two of the three people fatally shot in front of a Phoenix apartment complex yesterday morning have been identified. The people who shot them, however, remain on the loose.
The Phoenix Police Department has identified two of the victims as 26-year-old Nathaniel Holmes, and 35-year-old Carmela Jackson. The third victim hasn't been identified because his family has not yet been notified of his death.
Two other people were wounded during the early morning shooting, each of whom remains hospitalized.
Phoenix Sergeant Steve Martos says the shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. yesterday at the Canterbury apartment complex near 23rd and Campbell avenues.
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According to Martos, there was a verbal altercation between the victims and the unidentified suspects prior to the shooting.
The Arizona Republic caught up with a neighbor who was across the street "playing
dice" about the time of the shooting -- again, at 3:30 a.m.
The neighbor, 29-year-old Lamont Mitchell, says he saw a car roll up to the house before two men got out and started shooting.
The suspects, who police say are five black males and one white female, then fled the scene in several vehicles.
Martos says four children were inside the home at the time of the shooting, one an infant, the others between the ages of 10-15.
The suspects remain on the loose.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department's Violent Crimes Bureau at 602.262.6141 or Silent Witness at 480.WITNESS