Suspect shot 3 men, fled scene, then injured 2 others after running red light in Phoenix, police say

Phoenix Police officials are investigating a shooting that left multiple people seriously injured on the night of Nov. 17.

According to a statement released by police, officers responded to the area of 36th Street and McDowell regarding a shooting at a local business around 9:10 p.m. When they arrived at the scene, they found four men with injuries sustained during the shooting.

"Three of the men suffered gunshot wounds and were all transported to local hospitals with what are now considered non-life-threatening injuries. The fourth man was injured by debris from the shooting and was treated on scene by Phoenix Fire [Department]," police stated. 

Investigators say a man entered the business and began firing a handgun. 

The suspect, according to police, left the area in a vehicle after the incident, and the vehicle was followed by a person who witnessed the shooting.

We spoke with a witness at the scene who said the gunman was in the parking lot when he started shooting at people gathered inside a coffee shop.

"He didn't say nothing. He just came outside, covered his face, and then he started shooting. When the bullets stopped, we tried catching the guy, but he ran."

"The suspect traveled to the area of 44th Street and Campbell Road when he ran a red light causing a collision with two other vehicles. The suspect vehicle rolled over, causing the man to be injured," investigators stated.

One of the vehicles ended up on its roof.

The suspect was taken into custody at the crash scene, and later hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries. The drivers of the other two vehicles were also transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives say evidence at the scene of the crash links the suspect to the shooting.

"When he is released from medical care, he will be booked on several felony charges. At this time, the man’s information will not be released," stated police.

"I've never seen something this crazy"

"He came in a car, he covered his face, he came outside, and he started shooting."

Surveillance video from a nearby business shows the moment a man took out a gun and opened fire at the people inside Noah's Coffee shop near 36th Street and McDowell Road.

"Two people stood at the door, but he didn't do it with them. He started shooting people inside, so everybody tried to run outside the exit, but the exit door was closed, so he came back in and started shooting. I think he ran out of bullets."

Off camera, those in neighboring businesses tell us they believe some of the men inside the coffee shop at the time were being targeted.

Four people were seriously injured in the shooting before police say the suspect fled the scene.

'When the bullets stopped, we tried to catch the guy, but he ran away. Some people tried to catch him and other people tried to see who was injured."

‘It was a crazy night. I’ve never been.. since I came to America, I've never seen something this crazy."

Map of the shooting and crash scenes