4 children among 7 injured in drive-by shooting in Arizona: Police

In an apparent drive-by shooting on Sunday night in Mesa , Arizona, seven people, among them four girls, were shot.

The case took place at about 9:30 p.m.

Police reported, local time on a car park where a crowd had been gathering.

The police claimed that a truck drove by and fire opened on families visiting food sellers.

Three adults and four children aged 1, 6, 9 and 16 have become victims, head of the Mesa Police Force Ken Cost told a media conference Saturday afternoon.

The children belonged to many households.

Cost said that the 1-year-old was taken to hospital in a "highly severe" state, while the other patients were recovering from non-life risks from mild to significant injuries.

"It's devastating, it's an awful day," said Price.

PHOTO: The police officials wait in the car park after a shooting in Meza, Arizona on the night of 16 October 2020. (ABC15)

The shooting happened after the white SUV occupants halted in the center of the road and opened fire in the food region where several families fed, Cost said.

One of the food suppliers shot the truck, and it is not clear whether it was hit, police said. At this point.

There were no offenders or arrests, police added.

PHOTO: A police officer is standing in a car park after a shooting took place in Meza (Communal Tap News / Phil Martinez Via Reuters) on the night of 16 October 2020.

Researchers noticed no connection between victims and offenders, Cost said.

They still work to see whether the shooting is related to an altercation in the same parking lot several hours earlier that day, where a food seller interfered when a guy reportedly assaulted a woman.

"Such crazy, evil violence in our city and elsewhere is not accepted," said Expense, encouraging citizens to have some details.

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The scene was processed on Saturday by police and prosecutors and spoke to witnesses.

Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV photographing a scene portrayed tents already built on the car park after the gathering.

"We are in the early stages of trying to see who did this and how this incident could be inspired," said detective Nik Rasheta, the deputy spokesman of Mesa Police Department, during a media briefing on the scene on Friday night.

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