There was a shooting spree in the metro Phoenix area Thursday. Here are the details
One person died and 12 were injured in 8 different cities in the Phoenix metro area on Thursday
A lone gunman went on a mass shooting spree in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona, on Thursday, killing one person and injuring 12 others, according to reports.
ABC 15 reports that the man fired bullets at multiple people — in what appeared to be a random event — in several different cities in the metro Phoenix area.
- In total, 12 people were injured in the shooting spree, according to ABC 15. One person died.
- Four people were shot in the spree (including the person who died)
- Nine people were hit by shrapnel or debris.
Four people were directly shot, according to AZFamily.com. Nine others were hurt from shrapnel and debris, said Sgt. Brandon Sheffert of the Peoria Police Department, according to CNN.
- “We have a total of eight incidents as of now,” he said.
Police captured the man around noon on Thursday. Officials told ABC 15 that the man likely acted alone. There was no motive given.
- “There’s no reason for the public to feel unsafe at this time,” Surprise police Sgt. Tommy Hale said, per CNN.
The shootings happened in Glendale, Peoria and Surprise, which are all in the Phoenix region of West Valley.
The shootings reportedly happened in more than one hour’s time.