Active shooting scene near 44th Street and Ray Road leaves 1 hurt; Phoenix police say to avoid area

Phoenix police car
Phoenix police car

Phoenix police were on the scene of an active shooting incident involving a rifle at a gas station near 44th Street and Ray Road, according to a press release from the department.

Officers responded to several calls of a shooting near the gas station on Monday afternoon just before 3:30 p.m. Mountain Pointe High School was put into lockdown in response to the shooting, police said.

Officers are currently searching the area for two armed people. A teenager was taken to a local hospital after suffering gunshot injuries, according to police.

The teenager is currently being treated at the local hospital for injuries that are not life-threatening, according to an update from the Police Department.

Authorities advised the public to stay away from the area of 44th Street and Ray Road as the scene remained "very active" and the suspects remained at large.

Detectives who took over the investigation reported a gunfight broke out at the gas station, resulting in the shooting of the teenager. The suspects fled the area of the shooting and police are still searching for them, according to the update.

Information about what led up to the shooting is currently under investigation, according to the update.

Anyone with information can contact the Phoenix Police Department, or Silent Witness (480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish).

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Active shooting scene near 44th St., Ray Road in Phoenix; 1 hurt