MCSO: 1 dead in shooting following argument at private event in Buckeye

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (FOX 10) - A family gathering ends in a deadly shooting at a home in Buckeye. The incident happened late Saturday night in the area of Osborn Road and 311th Avenue.

The homeowner says she's traumatized and hasn't slept after what happened last night. But she says she didn't invite the men involved in the shooting.

How did this all unfold? MCSO says 40-year-old Jose Vera started an argument with a man when things got heated. Deputies say Vera pointed a pistol at the man before 40-year-old Telesforo Rios jumped in and tried to stop him. That's when deputies say Vera shot Rios as they wrestled for the gun. Moments later, Vera was shot dead.

The homeowner says the whole point of the event was to hold a fundraiser for the family of a man who's currently in intensive care after a tragic accident. She tells us nobody expected the gathering to end like this.

"I just thank God that nobody else was hurt," said the homeowner who wishes to remain anonymous. "And then I look up and I see people running and I got up and started running toward the crowd. When I get there, I notice that there's a man on the ground and he had been shot and another one had been shot on the leg."

"It's very sad and it's very traumatizing for myself, for my husband, my kids," she went on to say. "We are good people and we just don't want neighbors or people to hear the news thinking, 'Oh well, they're troubled people.' We were trying to do this for a good cause to help a family."

Deputies did not arrest Rios for the shooting. He was treated for his injuries and taken into custody but was released after questioning.

MCSO says there are no outstanding suspects and no arrests have been made.