Glendale police say a seriously wounded man is hospitalized following a shooting that reportedly occurred after an argument of some sort.
According to witnesses who talked to them, police say two cars entered a parking lot just after 6:00 a.m. on Monday near 59th Avenue and Thunderbird Road. The drivers of the vehicles then had a confrontation.
While the victim's car remains at the scene, the suspect vehicle had multiple people inside and left the area. Once that argument happened, "Guns were displayed on both ends and at that point, our victim here on scene was shot, officers were able to locate the other vehicle a short time later nearby and have been working with people inside that vehicle to identify our potential shooter.. and officers are working now to locate that person," explained Sgt. David Vidaure.
Police say officers found the man with life-threatening injuries.
Only one bullet was fired during the confrontation, according to police. It does not appear that anyone exited their vehicles.
There was initially a question about whether this was a case of road rage, but police say right now, they don't believe it was, as investigators believe the suspect and victim knew each other.
No arrest has been made, and no identities have been released.
The parking lot will be closed off during the investigation.
Some employees of businesses at scene of shooting in Glendale leaving. Tell us their employers said not to talk to media about what they saw— Liz Kotalik FOX 10 (@LizKotalikFOX10) April 11, 2016
Glendale PD says 2 parties involved in shooting. Seems everyone knew each other. Other car involved found down street. No arrests yet.— Liz Kotalik FOX 10 (@LizKotalikFOX10) April 11, 2016
Man suffers life threatening injuries after 6am shooting in parking lot on NE corner of 59th ave and Thunderbird pic.twitter.com/x3hvpCK8mO— Liz Kotalik FOX 10 (@LizKotalikFOX10) April 11, 2016
shooting in Glendale in the parking lot of Einstein Bagels 59th Ave and thunderbird more info to come#fox10phoenix pic.twitter.com/CEHJMLq6Bg— Rudy Casillas (@RudyFox10) April 11, 2016