Shooting in Yuma Arizona: Suspect on the run after seven wounded at Terra Bella meeting

A nighttime shooting in Yuma, Arizona, left seven people injured, local police say.

The victims were taken to the hospital for treatment. So far, no suspect is in custody.

ABC news reports that police responded to a call about an aggravated assault, which came in just before 11 p.m. local time.

Yuma Police Department Lt. Craig Johnson said officers responded to South J Edward Drive in the Terra Bella neighborhood.

Upon arrival, they found several people injured in a meeting, the local radio reports that they were teenagers who were having a party.

The mother of one of the victims told broadcaster Z93: “My son attended a party in the foothills last night. A fight broke out and shots were fired.”

She continues: “My son was caught in the crossfire and shot in the leg. The bullet exited near the back of his knee. A bullet also grazed his arm. The X-rays show there is probably no serious damage, but they keep it overnight or at this time of day for observation.”

The mother adds: “My son attended a party like 15-year-olds do. Is this what’s happening in Yuma right now? I’m sick, sad and pissed off. We need to do better.”

She says they don’t know what led to the shooting and she doesn’t know who was involved, adding that her son was not attacked. She was “just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

While the suspect is still on the run, Lt. Johnson says there is no credible ongoing threat to the community.

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