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4 dead in shooting at trailer park on Ajo Way, police identify three individuals

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Posted at 9:41 AM, Nov 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-15 19:51:46-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Four people are dead after a shooting at a trailer park in Tucson early Sunday morning, police say.

"I started hearing shootings," said one neighbor of Plaza Del Sol Manufactured Home and RV Resort. "It sounded like fireworks, but it came to be not that. It was all in the hands of the guns."

Officers responded to Plaza Del Sol Manufactured Home and RV Resort at 1655 W. Ajo Way, near Mission Road at around 12:45 a.m. for multiple reports of a deadly shooting, according to Tucson Police.

Upon arrival, officers found one unresponsive male in the roadway with gunshot trauma. Officers rendered aid to the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Other arriving officers were given information about a mobile home in question, while trying to find the residents of the mobile home, they found three more adult males with gunshot trauma, all pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say two of the males were pronounced dead at the scene, the third was taken to Banner University Medical Center, where he later died.

Three of four individuals from Sundays shooting have been identified as 18-year-old Juan Jose Martinez, 22-year-old Manuel Adolfo Vazquez, and 24-year-old Luis Vazquez. Next of kin have been notified. The identity of a 20-year-old male is being withheld pending family notification.

"It's the most scariest thing. This is not my first incident back here. Years ago I did have a bullet go through my house. It's just been non-stop back in this area," said the neighbor.

Through further investigation, what happened in Plaza Del Sol began as a social gathering, unknown disturbance took place with a guest who left, then returned and got involved in a dispute that left them dead.

Police say the homeowner was not injured but one guest had non-life-threatening injuries.

"You can never know what you're waking up to, no matter what neighborhood you're in," said the neighbor.

Police made markings on the side of this home, where there appears to be holes.

The neighbor KGUN 9 spoke with says they have lived here for nineteen years, and says this neighborhood isn't what it used to be.

"Children would always play down the streets on odd hours. Family members would watch over them. Neighbors would watch over the children. Now, we don't even see the children at all because of incidents like this that happen. You can never know where those bullets are going," said the neighbor.

At this time, no charges have been filed and there are no suspects being sought, police say.

Evidence and findings will be turned over to Pima County Attorney’s Office for review.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.