TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Tempe police say a shooting that left two men critically wounded and one dead involved homeless people allowed to stay in the back yard of a home and occurred after an altercation.
Police Lt. Mike Pooley says the shooting occurred at about 5 a.m. near Apache and Price. Officers found two wounded men in the back yard and the third wounded man inside a shed converted into living quarters.
According to Pooley, one of the wounded men told an officer while in am ambulance that the shooting started during an altercation between two of the wounded men.
Police initially said they were looking for a suspect, but Pooley says police now think the wounded men account for all those involved in the shooting. Other people were detained at the scene for questioning, but officials says there have been no arrests so far.
The shooting occurred in the area of Price Road and Apache Boulevard. That's just west of the Loop 101 freeway.
One of the three subjects shot this morning has died. The other still in extremely critical condition.— Tempe Police (@TempePolice) May 13, 2016
No suspects outstanding at this time. Three victims— Tempe Police (@TempePolice) May 13, 2016
3 victims in extremely critical condition. Identities unknown. People in handcuffs are just being questioned, police say.— Liz Kotalik FOX 10 (@LizKotalikFOX10) May 13, 2016
PD: Shooting happened at house where homeowner was allowing transients to live in backyard. No suspect description. pic.twitter.com/CIVb9qCeln— Liz Kotalik FOX 10 (@LizKotalikFOX10) May 13, 2016
Very active investigation in Tempe neighborhood. Tempe police say at least 3 shooting victims. Multiple in handcuffs pic.twitter.com/YxAFMbn51F— Liz Kotalik FOX 10 (@LizKotalikFOX10) May 13, 2016
Working a shooting where at least 3 victims. At scene in area of 2000 E. Wildermuth.— Tempe Police (@TempePolice) May 13, 2016
Conducting active search of the area, suspect believed to be outstanding— Tempe Police (@TempePolice) May 13, 2016