AZ Man Armando Hernandez ID’d As Suspect In Glendale Westgate Shooting Broadcast On Snapchat

MARICOPA, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Armando Hernandez, of Peoria, Arizona, has been identified as the suspect in a Wednesday night shooting at a Glendale entertainment complex.

Hernandez, 20, is accused of shooting three people at the Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale Wednesday night.

According to reports, one victim is in critical condition, the other two suffered non-life threatening injuries. All are expected to survive.

The incident occurred around 7:25 p.m. at the popular Glendale gathering area. Glendale is located just outside Phoenix.

Westgate is described as a, “Sprawling shopping complex with national retailers, restaurants & live music on weekends.” The complex is located at, 6751 N Sunset Blvd in Glendale.

Reports on social media say Hernandez was filming a Snapchat video as he conducted the shooting. Police advised people not to share it.

AZ State Senator Martín Quezada claimed on Twitter to have witnessed the shooting:

The involved victims have not been identified.

Officials have not released a motive at this time.


Geo quick facts: Maricopa County is located in the south-central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated its population was 4,410,824 as of 2018, making it the state’s most populous county, and the fourth-most populous in the United States, containing more than half the population of Arizona – Wikipedia.