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At least 9 injured in series of drive by shootings in Arizona, suspect in custody


Arizona police have a suspect in custody after at least 9 people were injured in a series of what appeared to be drive-by shootings on Thursday.

Authorities responded to reports of an active shooter in the West Valley, about 20 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix, at about 12:30 p.m local time, the Surprise Police Department initially tweeted. The alleged shooter was possibly in a white Volkswagen Tiguan vehicle.

A suspect was detained a short time after, both Surprise and Peoria police said.

It’s unclear how many people were shot and if there were any fatalities. Hospital operator Banner Health said in a statement that it received nine patients following the drive-by shootings at its various West Valley medical centers.

The conditions of the patients are unknown.

This is a breaking news story, please check back for updates.



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