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A series of attacks Sunday afternoon in Arizona have ended with five people shot, including one fatality, and two or three children missing, Tucson police said.
The gunman who is a suspect in the attacks was critically wounded by a police officer.
A 35-year-old man is accused of opening fire on an ambulance crew around 3:45pm Sunday in Quincy Douglas Park, Tucson police Chief Chris Magnus said.
The driver of the ambulance, a 20-year-old man, was shot in the head, and a paramedic in the passengers seat, a 21-year-old woman, was shot in the chest and arm. The man is in a critical condition and the woman is stable.
Then, the suspect is accused of driving up to the scene of a nearby house fire and shooting at firefighters and neighbors trying to douse the flames, the chief said.
One 44-year-old neighbor was shot in the head and died. A firefighter was shot in the arm, and another bullet grazed another neighbor’s head.
A ‘badly burned’ body was also found inside the home that was on fire, and ‘two or three’ children who lived there are missing, Magnus said to KVOA.
An Arizona gunman is critical after being shot by police in Arizona after killing a neighbor and injuring three EMT’s in a deadly rampage close to a house fire Tucson
‘This is a highly tragic, really horrific incident, with many unknowns,’ Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus said, pictured
Officials are working to determine the location of the children.
A police officer responding to the scene encountered the suspect a couple blocks away, the chief said.
Police said the suspect rammed his SUV into the officer’s vehicle and opened fire.
The officer returned fire and shot the suspect, critically wounding him, the chief said. The officer was not injured.
‘This is a highly tragic, really horrific incident, with many unknowns,’ Magnus said.
The investigation was ongoing. It was unclear what prompted the attacks.
Police found the unidentified remains of a victim inside the home, while between ‘two and three’ children that live at the house are still missing
While at the scene of the fire, the gunman shot at neighbors and fire crews
City of Tucson Mayor Regina Romero released a statement late on Sunday night.
‘I ask our entire Tucson community to join me in thinking about and praying for the victims of this afternoon’s fire and shooting by Silverlake Park, including first responders from AMR and the Tucson Fire Department. This was a horrific and senseless act of violence,’ she tweeted.
‘Thank you to the men and women at @Tucson_Police, @TucsonFireDeptand all of the first responders and neighbors who courageously responded to the scene, knowingly putting themselves in danger.’
City of Tucson Mayor Regina Romero released a statement late on Sunday night
The incident appeared to have occurred at three separate locations across the city’s downtown area
Source: Daily Mail