TUCSON – Tucson police are investigating a fatal shooting in the midtown, Thursday night. The shooting killed a man and as he walked with his partner at a park in Tucson.
According to police, officers responded to reports of two shooting victims. Two people were reportedly shot near First Avenue and 10th Street.
According to Tucson Police, two men approached a couple at Iron Horse Park near the Snake Bridge on Broadway Blvd.
The men robbed the couple, taking their money and cellphones. However, that wasn’t enough for these two robbers.
One of the robbers then shot the male victim. Both robbery suspects took off running from the park with their stolen goods in tow.
Man Killed, Woman Injured in Robbery
EMTs transported the male victim to the hospital, where he died a short time later. There is no word of any other information about the victim.
The female victim had no injuries, but one could imagine that she isn’t doing so well emotionally.
Several minutes later, police say they received a second report of another shooting a few blocks away near 4th Avenue and 9th Street.
That is where officers found a second shooting victim. Police say he was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery overnight. They haven’t said anything more about this man’s condition yet.
Police are looking for the two robbers. Suspect one is described as 5’8″ tall, wearing a black baseball cap and blue shirt and weighing 200 pounds.
Suspect two is 5’8″ tall, with a skinny build, and was wearing a red bandana.
Police are investigating if there is a connection between these two shooting incidents. Because of how close together they were, it’s certainly possible. However, we won’t know until the police complete a thorough investigation.
If you have any information, please call 911 or 88-crime.