Man pleads guilty in 2020 Westgate shooting in Glendale

A Glendale police forensics investigator works the scene at the Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale on May 21, 2020. On Wednesday evening, May 20, 2020, there was an active shooter situation where three people were injured, one critically. David Wallace/The Republic

A 22-year-old man faces up to 44 years in prison when sentenced after pleading guilty in the 2020 shootings of three people at an entertainment district in a Phoenix suburb.

Armando Hernandez on Friday pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Under a plea agreement, dozens of other counts were dismissed.

Hernandez faced charges for injuring a 30-year-old woman, a 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl with a rifle at Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale in May 2020.

All of the victims survived.

In a 250-page police report released in October 2020, Hernandez told police he wanted to shoot 10 people when he opened fire at Westgate Entertainment District.

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