Teen dies after being wounded in Phoenix drive-by shooting

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Posted: Feb 21, 2015 4:33 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old girl has died after she was shot in the head, allegedly by another teen, in a drive-by shooting in Phoenix.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says Niani Rayshawn Allen was riding in a car in west Phoenix on Friday night when 18-year-old Jason Christopher Lindsey Jr. allegedly fired a gun from another vehicle.

Allen was later pronounced dead at Phoenix Children's Hospital.

Sheriff's spokesman Chris Hegstrom says Lindsey was booked Saturday on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Hegstrom says the victim and the suspect were part of two groups who had gotten into an earlier altercation at a high school basketball game.

He says authorities do not expect to make any additional arrests at this time.