Two victims have been severely wounded, while a third is in stable condition
Three people were injured in a shooting in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday, January 30. While other three were transported to a local hospital, there is no information about their condition.Sgt. Tommy Thompson of the Phoenix Police Department is quoted by USA Today describing that there was only one shooter. Two of the victims have incurred life-threatening wounds, he adds.
"This doesn't appear to be a random type of incident," Thompson explains.
The gunman entered an office building at approximately 10:30 a.m., where he opened fire after a heated argument. He has not been apprehended as of yet, but a police investigation into his whereabouts is ongoing.
“I heard the shots and that's it. […] I wouldn't know a gunshot if it jumped up and bit me because I'd never heard one. But some other people heard them and said that's what they were,” describes Karen Frasier, a receptionist at the Stearns Lending firm located in the same facility.
Becky Neher, also employed in the building, described that she heard two gunshots. “Someone yelled, ‘We have a shooter,’” she says. She stepped out of the building using the back door, and noticed two victims on the ground, bleeding.
“It was a little tense. Everybody came and hid in the IT room,” adds Rob Hayter, a member at the staff at the Pioneer Title Agency. He told police he heard five or six shots.
Police raided a house located 7 miles (11 km) away from the office complex, and interviewed a person living on the property, in connection to the case. Phoenix Police Sgt. Steve Martos clarifies that the resident is not a suspect in the shooting.
As this story is still developing, we will keep you updated as more details are unveiled.