TUCSON (United States): A sequence of assaults on Sunday, July 18, 2021, in Arizona have ended with 5 folks shot, together with one fatality, and two or three youngsters lacking, Tucson police stated. The suspect within the assaults was critically wounded by an officer.
A 35-year-old man is accused of opening fireplace on an ambulance crew round 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Tucson police Chief Chris Magnus informed information shops. The motive force of the ambulance, a 20-year-old man, was shot within the head, and a paramedic within the passengers seat, a 21-year-old girl, was shot within the chest and arm. The person was in important situation and the lady was secure.
Then, the suspect is accused of driving as much as the scene of a close-by home fireplace and capturing at firefighters and neighbors attempting to douse the flames, the chief stated. One neighbor was shot within the head and died. A firefighter was shot within the arm, and one other bullet grazed one other neighbor’s head.
A “badly burned” physique was discovered inside the house that was on fireplace, and “two or three” youngsters who lived there are lacking, Magnus stated. Officers have been working to find out the placement of the youngsters.
A police officer responding to the scene encountered the suspect a pair blocks away, the chief stated. Police stated the suspect rammed his SUV into the officer’s car and opened fireplace. The officer returned fireplace and shot the suspect, critically wounding him, the chief stated. The officer was not injured.
“This can be a extremely tragic, actually horrific incident, with many unknowns,” Magnus stated.
The investigation was ongoing. It was unclear what prompted the assaults.