2020 Westgate Entertainment District shooting

The Westgate Entertainment District shooting happened on 20 May 2020.[1] The shooting took place near the Westgate Entertainment District.[1][2]


Three people were wounded, one critically.[1][2] The shooting was over by the time police arrived and the gunman was taken into custody.[1][2]


The victims were a 19-year-old man who was critically wounded, a 16-year-old girl who was taken to hospital with a non-life-threatening condiction and a 30-year-old woman who did not require hospitalization.[3]


The shooter was a 20-year-old man from Peoria, Arizona.[3] Police said that he shot the first two victims outside a restaurant, then fired shots to threaten people before shooting his third victim.[3] He filmed the attack with a cellphone in his left hand and shooting with his right.[3] He surrendered without incident to the first police officers to arrive at the scene.[3] He was taken to a Maricopa County, Arizona jail and charged with 16 felonies.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "3 shot in newly-reopened Westgate Entertainment District outside Phoenix". CBS News. 21 May 2020. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Arizona: three injured in shooting near shopping complex". The Guardian. Associated Press. 21 May 2020. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Billeaud, Jacques; Tang, Terry (21 May 2020). "Police: Man who shot 3 at Arizona complex felt bullied". WHEC-TV. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  4. "Suspect sought 'respect' in shooting of 3 at Westgate in Glendale, police say". The Arizona Republic. 21 May 2020. The suspect, Armando Hernandez Jr., was booked into a Maricopa County jail Thursday morning on suspicion of 16 felony charges.


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