2 dead, 5 injured in shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz.

Police tape via Matt Rourke/ AP Photo.

Police tape via Matt Rourke/ AP Photo.

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UPDATED 2:55 PM PT – Monday, July 19, 2021

Two people have died and at least five others were injured in a shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona. The Tucson Police Department said the suspect, a 35-year old male, set a residence on fire on Sunday evening.

EMS crews responding to the fire were staging at a park about a mile away. Authorities said the suspect drove up to the ambulance and shot one EMT in the head and the other in the arm. He then reportedly returned to the house fire and began shooting firefighters and neighbors battling the blaze.

Tucson Police Department Police Chief Chris Magnus went on to explain, “both a highly tragic, really horrific incident with many unknowns at this time that’s going to involve a lengthy and complex investigation.”

One witness who requested to remain anonymous described the scene.

“I see him loading again. I even told him no, stop,” he expressed. “He kept on loading and kept on shooting. He was shooting at the cops too.”

A fire captain was also struck in the arm, but remained in stable condition. One neighbor was shot in the head and died, while another was grazed.

According to reports, the suspect then sped off in his SUV and rammed into a police cruiser at a nearby intersection. The assailant reportedly opened fire on the police officer, who then shot back and disabled the man.

The suspect was apprehended and transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition. A charred body was recovered from the home and several children living at the residence were missing until police reported their safety on Monday morning.

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