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Two young children present with mother when she was fatally shot: Phoenix Police

February 1, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Two young children present with mother when she was fatally shot: Phoenix Police

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Phoenix Police officials say two young children were present when a gunmen shot their mother to death in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Tuesday.

Police spokesman Sgt. Vince Lewis said the children were nearby and unharmed when their 35-year-old mother was fatally shot at close range multiple times.

Lewis said no arrests had been made and police investigators have yet to release the identity of the vicitim or a description of the suspect.

According to the Arizona Central, several apartment residents near the scene of the shooting told investigators they heard an argument of sorts around 5:30 a.m. followed by loud banging but failed to see anything from their window.

Lewis said authorities had taken the children into custody and officials were in the process of locating an adult relative.

Th police spokesman added that there was no reason to suspect the incident was linked to last year’s string of shootings nearby believed to have been committed by a serial killer who often shot victims outside after dark in front of houses and as they sat in their cars.

Police reported a total of seven people dead and two others injured in those shootings which occurred in two predominantly Latino neighborhoods located about 10 miles away from Tuesday’s fatal incident.

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