Around 5:15 PM, deputies were dispatched to a reported shooting around mile marker 12 on Perkinsville Road, east of the Town of Chino Valley. A 16-year-old female had sustained a gunshot wound to the head and died at the scene. 3 males were detained with at least one identified as the apparent shooter. The search for the handgun involved was successful and that weapon is in the custody of YCSO detectives who are currently working the investigation.
The case is still active and detectives will be interviewing witnesses and potential suspects to determine the circumstances and who is directly responsible for death of the teen.
No further details are available at this time. I expect to have an update out late tomorrow morning.
Please note - There are NO outstanding suspects.