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Tucson police investigating homicide near Grant and Alvernon

Victim identified
Posted at 4:56 AM, Jan 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-04 17:45:42-05

Tucson police are investigating a homicide near Grant and Alvernon after a man was shot and killed, according to Sgt. Pete Dugan, a spokesman for the department.

The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Bilal Cochrane. 

Dugan said just after 1 a.m. police received a 9-1-1 call for a report of a shooting in the 4000 block of East Flower Street. 

The victim had been staying at a home in the area when multiple suspect(s) arrived at the residence, according to Dugan. 

Dugan said the suspect(s) made contact with the victim and then multiple shots were fired at the victim. 

The suspect(s) then fled the scene and 9-1-1 was called. 



Tucson police arrived and rendered aid to the man until members from the Tucson Fire Department got to the scene.

TFD took over treatment on the man but he was soon after pronounced dead on scene. 

Dugan said at this time it appears the suspect(s) were specifically targeting the victim.

Detectives are following up on leads and asking anyone with information on this shooting to call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME, you can remain anonymous.