‘Invitation-only’ fish fry drew crowd of more than 1,000 before shots rang out, Phoenix police said

One man was dead and another man seriously injured after a shootout involving two motorcycle-club members late Thursday in a parking lot south of Chase Field, police said.

The gunmen were still at large.

Callers reported hearing about 20 shots coming from a large party near 400 East Grant Street, according to Sgt. Alan Pfohl, Phoenix police spokesman.

The gunfire broke out at a motorcycle club’s “invitation-only” fish-fry event with about 1,000 people in attendance, Pfohl said.

Pfohl said responding officers reported that witnesses heard the gunshots pop off just before midnight, and people scattered. Police found two people with gunshot wounds who were taken to hospitals. One died from his injuries, and one had a non-life-threatening injury, Pfohl said.

Witnesses told investigators that they saw at least two men pull out guns and start shooting. The shooters fled before police arrived, and some motorcycle-club attendees also left before talking to investigators, police said.

“Witnesses from within the event have been uncooperative with police,” Pfohl said.

No other information was immediately available. “This is still an active investigation,” Pfohl said.


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