Arizona police are suggesting that here may be a SERIAL KILLER on the loose - that is targeting Black and Latinos in the Phoenix area. The police have said that five recent murders are connected, and they suspect that there is a serial killer on the loose.
The first homicide occurred on April 1. Diego Verdugo-Sanchez, 21, was shot and killed while visiting his pregnant fiancee's family. The killer caught him as he stepped out to lock his car door and shot him dead.
The second occurred on June 3. Horacio De Jesus Pena, 32, was shot and killed as he got out of his car at his family home.
The third happened a week later when 19-year-old Manuel Castro Garcia was shot standing outside his home.
Two days later the killer opened fire on two Black women and a Black girl listening to music outside a home.
Angela Linner, 31, was killed, along with 12-year-old Maleah Russell. Maleah's mother, Stefanie Ellis, was critically wounded and remains in the hospital.