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Man killed after suspect fires shots at Phoenix motel room

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Posted at 9:09 AM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 12:09:21-04

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police say a man is dead after a suspect opened fire at a motel.

Police spokesman Tommy Thompson says the incident happened shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday a motel in west Phoenix.

The victims were inside a room when the woman heard knocking.

Authorities say the suspect fired several rounds from the doorway and then fled the scene.

The male victim was taken to the hospital but pronounced dead. The woman suffered a non-life-threatening injury.

Thompson says the suspect has not been identified. He did not say whether the suspect was known to the victims or what the motive was.

The suspect is described as black and between the ages of 50 and 55. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and black hat.