Help Identify Victims of Chandler Fight


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The Chandler police department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the victims of an assault that occurred on April 1, 2023, just south of the city. The incident took place near E. Riggs and S. Val Vista Rds. after a meeting between teenagers turned into a fight. Authorities were called to the scene and witnessed several minors and young adults fleeing on foot and in vehicles. Despite interviewing several people at the scene, no one claimed to be a victim or witness to the fight, leading to the investigation being suspended. However, new video evidence has recently surfaced, showing a large group of young people involved in the fight. The police are now seeking to identify the victims and possible aggressors. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Chandler police department or Silent Witness.

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