9 On Your Side Crime Watch
One dead, one injured in early morning shooting
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson Police are investigating an early morning shooting that has left one person dead and one person with life-threatening injuries.
Sgt. Chris Widmer tells KGUN9 they received a 9-1-1 around 1:30 a.m. from a victim saying he had been shot in the 3200 block of South Mann Avenue.
When police arrived, they found a man suffering from gunshot trauma. He was transported to a local hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
During their investigating, police discovered another male deceased in the street near Calle Polar and East 42nd Street. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Detectives responded early indications suggest that the injured male was initially walking on Calle Polar just prior to the incident. The deceased male was in a vehicle and exited that vehicle at Calle Polar and 42nd Street.
The man (later pronounced deceased), approached the injured male and began firing a handgun at him, striking him at least one time. The injured man returned fire with a handgun, striking and killing the male from the car.
The injured man ran to a nearby residence and called 9-1-1.
At least one house in the area was struck with gunfire from the incident.
There have been no reported injuries from the stray gunfire.
This is an ongoing investigation as detectives work to establish a motive and the relationship between these two individuals.
Meanwhile, the people living nearby said they are going to be extra vigilant.
"It's very scary. I've never had anybody break in but I'm going to make sure the doors are locked," said Christa Jones, a parent of two children. "I used to sit in my front yard and let [my children] ride their bikes four houses down and ride back, but I don't even feel comfortable doing that now."
"I fear for my kids because they have to grow up around here and I want to keep a closer eye on them," said Robert Sweitzer, another parent.
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.