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2 killed, 2 critically injured after shooting near Aerospace Parkway

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Posted at 11:39 AM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 20:50:18-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Tucson Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened on the south side Sunday morning.

Police say officers responded to a call about a shooting just before 6 a.m. that happened in the area of 2500 Aerospace Parkway, east of Nogales Highway.

Upon arrival, officers were flagged down by an individual who told officers the shooting happened south of the given location.

Officers found a man and a woman with signs of gunshot trauma.

Both victims were transported to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Shortly after arrival, the male victim was pronounced deceased. He was identified as 23-year-old Isidro Fernando Hernandez-Ortiz. The adult woman received treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

While conducting interviews, officers learned two other victims arrived at a lcoal hospital with gunshot trauma.

One of the victims, 21-year-old Oscar Daniel Dicochea, was pronounced deceased upon arrival. The other victim, another man, was transferred from Banner–South Campus to Banner University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to witnesses, TPD says the two groups were in a physical confrontation after gathering in the desert area south of Aerospace Parkway.

"As the confrontation escalated, guns were produced and gunfire was exchanged. Several vehicles fled the scene prior to police arrival; however, detectives were able to interview several witnesses at the scene and hospital," TPD said.

The investigation remains ongoing. No suspect is in custody at this time.