Source: Glendale Police Department (Information and Press Release):
Glendale, Arizona: A shooting has occurred at the Westgate Entertainment District.
The shooting occurred shortly before 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20th, 2020.
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According to the Glendale Police Department, three people have been injured in the shooting and a suspect has been taken into police custody.
One person was taken to the hospital in critical condition and two other victims were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect, who has not yet been identified, was not believed to have been injured in the shooting nor while being taken into custody.
The shooter was later identified by Glendale Police Department as 20 year old Armando Hernandez Jr.
Glendale Police Department said that the shooter admitted to the shooting, saying he was targeting couples, people around his age, and wanted to take his anger out on society.
The shooter is facing several felony charges related to the shooting.
A spokesperson for Westgate Entertainment District released a statement regarding the shooting, saying “We can confirm that a shooting happened this evening at Westgate Entertainment District. We are deeply troubled by this incident and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. Westgate will continue to work closely with the Glendale Police Department and in-house security to best ensure the safety of our customers, tenants and residents. Additional questions should be directed to the Glendale Police Department.”
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey saying via Twitter that,, “We are monitoring this closely. Arizona Department of Public Safety has been in contact with Glendale Police Department throughout the situation and the state stands ready to support. Our hearts and prayers are with the individuals and families impacted tonight, as well as the first responders and police officers who are on the scene. The state is here to continue to offer its full support to the victims and to the community.”
More information is still coming in.