Stay connected with community news, announcements and events! At that point, the grandfather retrieved the gun and called 9-1-1. Support local journalism. Florida’s Universal Studios has called off its Halloween Horror Nights, and both Disneyland and Disney World have canceled their respective Halloween celebrations, which feature trick-or-treat trails throughout the parks. The guidelines don't stop the candy company profits or ruin the trick-or-treating fun, but they require changes. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Moments later he reported that the grandson had also shot himself. The couple reportedly asked the grandson to clean his room and pick up after himself throughout the day, as he was "being stubborn about it.". The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for the upcoming holiday celebrations suggest that it could. Schorr said she would probably take her kids to visit the organizers of the party, the Undhjems, at the very least. In addition, Hamilton said children are exposed to more violence and the normalization of violence. Officials say the couple then sat down on their couch in the living room to watch television. Canterbury said she thinks it will happen and end up similar to the neighborhood happy hours that occurred in March and April, when neighbors would come out and sit socially distanced and just be together while the rest of the state was shut down. Traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating is listed as a “high risk” activity and should be avoided, the guidelines say. She is ready to bring the brownies again. All rights reserved. Sunny then Areas Of Smoke in the day; while Clear during night. For lower risk activities, the suggestion is a candy scavenger hunt at home or one that involves picking up pre-packaged bags of candy left outside other people’s homes. Debra Undhjem served cornbread and chili. Economic Development. Deputies responded to the shooting near Dysart and Camelback roads around 9:37 p.m. Outdoor parties are considered a “moderate risk” activity as long as people wear masks — Halloween costume masks not included — and guests keep their distance from one another. No word on motive or suspect information at this time. Arizona has not seen any major changes to the regular Halloween activities yet beyond the added social distancing and mask guidelines. Fax: 623-935-7188. Man in critical condition after shooting in Litchfield Park, Fighter jet intercepts plane, deployed flares at President Trump event in Arizona, Mother of 5 shot, killed at Chuck E. 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For 24 years, as many as 20 neighbors from one cul-de-sac in the Litchfield Greens neighborhood of Litchfield Park, have brought out lawn chairs and sat together to … A lot of people who attended in past years said they would be sad to see it canceled this year, as this would be its 25th anniversary. Phone: 623-935-9040. The man was awake and alert when he was transported to a hospital where he remains in critical condition. The investigation remains ongoing at this time. Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about.. Sign In The announcement has since been rescinded, but trick-or-treating is still not recommended. “It’s more fun being together,” Canterbury said. Subscribe to azcentral.com today. Just after 5 p.m., deputies received a call from a man near Litchfield Road and Wigwam Boulevard who reported that his grandson had shot and killed his wife, 65-year-old Yvonne Woodard, and then shot and killed himself. “She just invited everyone in the neighborhood to come over and sit in their driveway rather than have all the different doors with the lights on.”. Over the weekend, MCSO deputies say the boy used his grandfather's gun in what is being called a murder-suicide. In early September, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health banned Halloween activities including trick-or-treating. For 24 years, as many as 20 neighbors from one cul-de-sac in the Litchfield Greens neighborhood of Litchfield Park, have brought out lawn chairs and sat together to hand out piles of candy to the trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Follow. In Arizona, suicide is the leading cause of death among children 10 to 14 years old, according to Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Jan Hamilton with Doorways Arizona. Litchfield Park Connect is the official mobile app for the City of Litchfield Park, Arizona. E-News Sign-Up. "In the preliminary stages of this investigation there had been no previous signs that the grandson might harm someone or himself and there was no cause for concern prior to this event," MCSO said in a news release. "We've got to talk to our kids, we’ve got to be honest, and ask the tough questions.". "Adverse childhood events that have to do with trauma.". Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. “Debra is the organizer,” Canterbury said. The candy is already individually packaged so that is not a concern. The grandfather told deputies that he and his wife had full custody of their grandson. All rights reserved. When it comes to prosecution, a little less than half of the child shooting accidents resulted in adults being criminally charged, according to a joint report from the AP and USA Today. LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ(Updated at 8am ET)Here's your weather forecast for the next 4 days. There has been something for everyone: Snickers, Twizzlers, Sour Patch Kids and even the classic Hershey’s bar. An 11-year-old boy shot and killed his grandmother then turned the gun on himself in Litchfield Park on Saturday evening, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Giffords Law Center to prevent gun violence. The man then ran after his grandson, but quickly returned to render aid to his wife. “It was a nice escape from the parents in some way,” Heckendorn said. Quickly access information on living, working, playing and discovering Litchfield Park. A 2018 study in the Journal of Urban Health found that 4.6 million kids in the United States live in homes with at least one loaded, unlocked firearm. The happy hours all happened before mask mandates were in place, but Canterbury said everyone should wear masks to the Halloween party “out of caution for everyone” and sit in chairs that are six feet apart. The grandson then reportedly came up behind them, and shot Yvonne in the back of the head with a gun that belonged to the grandfather. You have permission to edit this article. Halloween events are being put on hold all around the country. The driveway party in Litchfield Greens began in 1996 when the Undhjems moved to the neighborhood. Don’t forget you can get the latest weather updates with the NewsBreak app. LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A man is recovering in a hospital after he was shot late Christmas Eve in Litchfield Park.