Preliminary reports revealed the victim and a woman were visiting the park when two suspects approached them and demanded money. The man and woman complied with the demands, but one of the suspects pulled out a gun and shot the male victim before taking off on foot. The woman was not hurt.
He was taken to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Investigators are also looking into a second shooting that happened about 15 minutes later. Tucson Police were called to the intersection of N. 4th Ave. and E. 9th St. where officers found another man who had been shot. He was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.