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Suspect being sought in fatal shooting in Whispering Ranch

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Posted at 11:08 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 10:20:40-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities are trying to locate a suspect wanted for questioning in a fatal shooting in the small rural community of Whispering Ranch that's near Wickenburg.

Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say they received a 911 call Sunday night from a man who reported someone had been shot on his property northwest of Phoenix.

Deputies arrived on the scene and found a man who had been shot multiple times.

He died at the scene and has been identified as 27-year-old Jhonathan Calderon.

Sheriff's officials say they are looking for 40-year-old Israel Vargas-Alvarez, who is considered a suspect in the fatal shooting.