Woman Killed, Man Beaten As “The Zone” In Phoenix Grows More Violent

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Phoenix homicide detectives are seeking information about another deadly incident that occurred this week in Phoenix’s homeless encampment called “The Zone.”

On March 21, a man was burned alive after at least two suspects placed his body in a dumpster and lit him on fire. According to sources, his moans could be heard by homeless individuals who occupy “The Zone,” but fear of reprisal stopped any attempts to intervene.

On Wednesday, March 22, Phoenix officers responded to a shooting call at about 8:11 p.m. When officers got to the scene, they contacted the 911 caller who had obvious injuries to his head. The man told officers he was hit in the head with a gun by an unknown male. The victim also reported that his female friend was shot by the same person that attacked him. Officers checking the area of 800 West Madison Street located the female victim suffering from gunshot wounds.

Officers provided medical aid until Phoenix Fire arrived to take her to a local hospital where she died from her injuries.

The suspect remains outstanding.

Anyone with information can contact the Phoenix Police Department, or Silent Witness (480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish).

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