Phoenix drive-by shooting hits two trailers
Jackson County sheriff's deputies are looking for witnesses to a Friday morning drive-by shooting at a trailer park just outside Phoenix city limits.
No injuries were reported, but gunshots struck two trailers just before 12:30 a.m. Friday at the park, located at 3957 S. Pacific Highway, according to sheriff's Capt. Nathan Sickler.
Detectives don't have a solid description of the suspect or the vehicle, Sickler said. The motive for the shooting is also unknown. Sickler decline to disclose the number of shots fired.
It was the second shooting in the Phoenix-Talent area in 10 days.
A Phoenix High School student was charged Tuesday with attempted murder after allegedly shooting into an occupied manufactured home in Talent with a shotgun.
Felipe Villalba, 18, was arraigned in Jackson County Circuit Court on felony charges alleging he fired into the residence just before 3 a.m. Dec. 6 while two adults and a 1-year-old infant were inside. The mother was treated for pellets in the arm and leg.
Villalba allegedly admitted to police that he fired a shotgun into the bedroom window of the home at 812 S. Pacific Highway because he was paranoid about a Facebook post someone in the family had made, according to a court document filed by Talent police. He remained in the Jackson County Jail late Friday on more than $1 million bail.
Witnesses to the Friday incident in Phoenix are encouraged to call the sheriff's office at 541-774-6800 and reference case number 16-25164.
— Reach reporter Nick Morgan at 541-776-4471 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @MTCrimeBeat.