PHOENIX - Phoenix Police have arrested two men after seven people were injured and one man was killed in a shooting at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Phoenix on May 9.
"Shocking. Nothing ever happens of that nature here," said Johnny Locoya, who works in the area.
According to court documents, 21-year-old Reymel Latre and 18-year-old Camron Anderson were taken into custody. The two suspects face nearly a dozen charges including aggravated assault.
"It took us by surprise when I woke up this morning and looked out the window and saw cars and the Command Center. We knew something was wrong," said Bruce Love.
Officers were called to the hotel on 2nd Street and Monroe just after 12:30 a.m. on May 9, and found that multiple people had been shot. The victims were all between the ages of 17 to 22 years old and are believed to have non-life threatening injuries.
While the seven shooting victims were taken to various Valley hospitals, police found a man's dead body inside of the hotel. On the afternoon of May 9, the dead victim was identified by police as 21-year-old Jaziah Shakor Causey.
Police say an argument broke out between a group of people that were attending some kind of event there, and multiple people started shooting at each other.
"Based on information already known, it is believed that this is an isolated incident between two groups of people within the hotel," police said. "There are no safety concerns for the community."
Love is visiting Phoenix from Memphis, Tenn., said he received a call from the front desk just after 1:30 a.m.
"It started with loud music, then what happened was we got a phone call from the front desk, saying to stay inside of the room," said Love. "My wife said that she heard the police knocking on the doors in the hallway each door, saying Phoenix Police Department, come out."
In a statement, officials with the Hyatt Regency Hotel told FOX 10 that "Our main focus is the safety and concern of our associates and guests of our hotel, and we are cooperating with the ongoing investigation."
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