Chandler Police shooting ends with 2 people in the hospital, suspect arrested

The Chandler Police Department says two people are in the hospital after a double shooting – one of which involved officers.

The shootings happened in a residential neighborhood near McClintock Drive and Chandler Boulevard on March 3.

The first shooting happened between two males outside a home. One of them was reportedly armed.

"The subject who was armed was given commands to surrender. He did not comply. Instead, he open fired and shot the second male," Chandler Police said.

That's when officers shot the armed suspect who's described as being in his 50s.

The armed man and the victim who was shot were taken to the hospital. Their relationship isn't yet known.

"No officers have been injured. There is no current threat to the community," police said.

Neighbors say the typically quiet and safe Chandler neighborhood was shaken up when gunshots rang out.

A woman FOX 10 spoke with says she was headed to her friend's house not knowing they were victims.

"They hid in the laundry room, in the laundry room closet, her and her children, not knowing what was going on. I just heard her husband was shot. I don’t know his condition. He’s at the hospital now," the woman said.

Another neighbor who has lived in the area for 20 years says they’ve never had an incident like this.

No more information was made available on the shooting.

Map of the area where the shooting was reported:

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