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2 teenagers arrested in Arizona shooting last weekend that killed 2 people, injured 5 others


2 teenagers arrested in Arizona shooting last weekend that killed 2 people, injured 5 others

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a shooting at a house party in southwestern Arizona last weekend that left two people dead and five teenagers injured, police said.

Officers responded shortly before 11 p.m. local time Saturday night to a private residence in Yuma and found several gunshot victims, who were all male, the Yuma Police Department said in a statement posted on Facebook. More than 30 rounds were fired at the party, police said.

Detectives served a search warrant at a home Monday evening, and additional evidence uncovered in the investigation led to the arrest of 18-year-old Jose Lopez and 19-year-old Aden Arviso, police said.

Lopez is facing two counts of first-degree murder and one count of disorderly conduct with a weapon, while Arviso is facing charges of false reporting and disorderly conduct with a weapon, according to police.

It's not yet clear whether Lopez and Arviso have attorneys.

The two victims were identified by police as Ande Blackthunder, 20, and Danny Garcia, 19. They were both transported to the Yuma Regional Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead, police said.

A 16-year-old who was first transported to the Yuma hospital was later flown to a Phoenix-area hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. The injuries of the remaining gunshot victims - aged 15, 16, 18 and 19 - were not life-threatening, authorities said.

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