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At least two people are dead, several more were injured and two or three kids are missing in shootings and a house fire in Tucson Sunday, July 18.
Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus said it started with a call about a house fire near Campbell and East Irene Vista at 3:45 p.m.
An armed suspect went to Silverbell Park and ran into an EMT vehicle that was there for an unrelated call.
The suspect, an unnamed 35-year-old man, opened fire on the EMTs, hitting one in the head and one in the arm and chest.
According to Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus, it started at around 3:45 p.m. when TFD received a call of a house fire on the 2100 block of East Irene Vista. At the same time, an AMR ambulance was at Quincie Douglas Park, a few miles north.
Not long after the EMTs arrived at the scene, a man approached in a silver SUV and fired several shots at the driver side of the ambulance, striking the driver in the head and the passenger in the arm and chest. One of the EMTs was able to call for emergency assistance and gave a description of the suspect vehicle. The 20-year-old EMT struck in the head is currently in critical condition and the other — a 21-year-old woman — is stable, Magnus said.
Back at the house fire on Irene Vista, multiple TFD trucks had arrived and several neighbors were trying to help. Then, the same silver SUV arrived at the fire and began shooting at firefighters and neighbors at the scene. A fire captain was hit in the arm and is in good condition, but a neighbor — a 44-year-old man — was shot in the head and killed. Another neighbor’s head was grazed by a bullet, but is in good condition. Another person died in the house fire but investigators weren’t able to determine the victim’s age or gender.