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Phoenix office complex shooting at 16th Street, Glendale Avenue: 3 shot and suspect still loose

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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:51 pm

PHOENIX - Police say they're at the home of the suspect who shot three people Wednesday morning at a Phoenix office complex.

ABC15 first heard reports of the shooting around 10:45 a.m. at the complex off 16th Street north of Glendale Avenue.

As of 1 p.m., Phoenix police were seen at the suspect's home near 28th Street and Acoma Drive.

Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos said the home was empty but police remained at the location.

At around 1:15 p.m., Phoenix police were also seen at a related scene near Central Avenue and Thomas Road. The area has been shut down.

It's unknown at this time how it's related.

A victim shot at the office complex was transported in extremely critical condition, and two others shot suffered non-life threatening injuries, said Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson.

Thompson said police believe the suspect went into the office building looking for someone specific and then got into an altercation.

The suspect, only identified as an older white male, then shot the victims and left the building, Thompson said.

Thompson said one of the victims was transported to a hospital in extremely critical condition. The other two victims shot suffered non-life threatening injuries.

He said police do not believe it was a random act.

The two other people police identified as "hurt" received treatment related to stress.

Multiple police vehicles and fire trucks are parked in front of the office complex.

Police officers and a police dog were seen sifting through the office building's parking lot.

Traffic is blocked on 16th Street from Glendale to Northern avenues.

There was also another scene earlier at 16th Street and Glenrosa Avenue.

Anyone who knows anything about this incident or the suspect are urged to contact Phoenix police at 602-262-6151.


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