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Police searching for suspect who shot, wounded 7 in Mesa

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in the in Mesa are asking for the public’s help in identifying a drive-by shooter who opened fire on a food truck seating area and wounded seven people including three children.

Authorities say an unidentified person in an SUV stopped in the roadway and shot into a crowd of people eating outside food trucks in the parking lot about 9:30 p.m. Friday before speeding off.

Three adults were wounded, including a 16-year-old and children ages 1, 6, and 9 who were not all from the same family.

Mesa Police Chief Ken Cost said the 1-year-old child remained in extremely critical condition.

He said the other injuries ranged from minor to severe, but none are believed to be life-threatening.

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