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Police: 5-year-old twins injured in shooting, suspect arrested

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Posted at 4:26 PM, Aug 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-19 19:57:29-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson Police are investigating a shooting that happened on Grant Road Tuesday, Aug. 17.

Officers responded to the area of Grant and Dodge after 3 p.m. for a report of a shooting, according to TPD. Upon arrival, officers found twin 5-year-old girls, one was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the other was treated at the scene.

After further investigation, detectives learned that a man shot at the children's vehicle being driven by their parents.

TPD says the victims' vehicle was hit by the suspect's sedan.

The suspect then continued to drive "aggressively and erratically" as the two cars continued eastbound on Grant. A verbal altercation then ensued between the suspect and the children's father.

"The father feared for the safety of his family and accelerated away from the suspect’s vehicle. A single gunshot was heard, and his two twin daughters began screaming. He immediately pulled over and called 9-1-1," TPD said.

Within 24 hours of the incident, officers were able to locate the suspect. He was identified Thursday as 36-year-old Dominick Cooke.

Cooke was charged with multiple felonies and booked into Pima County Jail.