UPDATE: Police identify teen killed in Tucson south-side shooting
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Tucson Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Monday morning, Oct. 19, on the south side of Tucson.
On Oct. 19 at approximately 3:37 a.m., officers were dispatched to numerous reports of a shooting in front of a dirt lot at 358 W. Pennsylvania Drive.
Upon arrival, officers located a large amount of spent shell casings on the property and in the street. No victims were found at the scene when officers arrived.
A short time later, a teen male victim arrived at Banner University Medical Center South with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. The victim succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and was pronouned deceased. He has been identified as 15-year-old Brisyn Isaiah Gilmore.
A teen female victim was also dropped off at St. Mary’s Hospital with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. She was transported to Banner University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Detectives with the Aggravated Assault Unit are currently investigating the incident.
Witnesses said that both victims arrived at a party together in a group. An argument ensued between members of their group and another at the party. The group inside produced handguns and at least one or more suspects discharged handguns into the air.
The victim-group fled the scene in an SUV-type vehicle while suspect[s] fired at the vehicle, striking Gilmore and the female victim.
The vehicle stopped a short time later and the female victim exited the vehicle and called a family member for a ride to the hospital. Gilmore and a friend were dropped off at Banner South and the remaining occupants fled before police arrived at the scene.
There are currently no suspects in custody.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about this shooting to please call 88-CRIME (882-7463). You can remain anonymous. Additional details will be released as they become available.
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