Serial shooter behind 8 shootings, 7 deaths

Police officials released a sketch of a possible serial shooter they think is responsible for shooting several people in the Maryvale neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona, July 12, 2016.

On March 18, at about 11:30 p.m., a 21-year-old man received non-life-threatening injuries after being shot while standing outside of his vehicle in the 4300 block of North 73rd Avenue.

- The last shooting happened June 12, when three people were shot and killed in front of a home.

Maryvale - Phoenix Police Department has linked four more shooting cases in the area of Maryvale with a series of murders and attacks that started in March in west Phoenix, assumed to be actions from a serial killer.

Police described the suspect as a white or Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old.

A $30,000 reward has also been offered for information that leads to an arrest.

Police linked a seventh homicide to the serial killer or killers on Tuesday.


At approximately 9:50 p.m., Horacio De Jesus Pena was shot and killed in front of a home in the area of 6700 W. Flower St.

"Help get this person off the streets", she said.

The shootings began March 17, when a 16-year-old boy was shot and wounded while walking on the street at 11:30 p.m., police said.

Witnesses "saw a man leaving the area in a light-colored auto moments after the shooting", according to ABC 15 of Phoenix. The other candidates, Assistant Phoenix Police Chief Mike Kurtenbach and Assistant Washington, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham, both have 26 years of experience in law enforcement.

Margarito Castro and his 19-year-old son, Manny, used to carpool together to work.

Whatever the killer is called - the monster of Maryvale, the serial street shooter - police said they won't catch a break until someone speaks up. Ellis later succumbed to her injuries.

"Police are confident that (White's) case is still forensically linked to the other incidents", said Sgt. Jonathan Howard, a spokesman for the police department.

June 12: An unoccupied auto was shot at 62000 W. Mariposa Drive around 2:35 a.m. The vehicle was damaged in the incident, but no one was hurt.

The police department is urging those with information related to the incidents to speak out.

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