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TPD: Two men fatally shot in car, crash into wall

Police found two men in a crashed car with gunshot wounds late Tuesday night.
Posted at 7:33 AM, Mar 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-12 12:00:43-05

This story originally included an incorrect spelling of Bernardino Santamarina.

Two men are dead after they were shot in a car, which crashed into an apartment building in Tucson Tuesday night.

According to the Tucson Police Department, officers first responded to calls of a shooting at around 11 p.m. at an apartment complex near Tucson Boulevard and Forgeus Avenue. First responders found a Honda Civic that had crashed into a wall with two men inside who had been shot -- identified as 23-year-old Christopher Luiz Nunez and 22-year-old Bernadino Santamarina.

Police say the officers tried to save the men's lives, but the victims were pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Investigators say they determined the two men had been arguing with another group in a nearby parking lot. Then, witnesses reported gunfire when Nunez and Santamarina were in the car.

Police are still investigating the incident and ask anyone with information to call 88-CRIME to anonymously report a tip.

Investigators cleared the scene in the 7 a.m. hour Wednesday morning.