A series of Sunday afternoon attacks in Arizona ended with five people shot, including one fatality, and three missing children, Tucson police said. The suspect in the attacks was critically injured by an officer.
A 35-year-old man is accused of opening on an ambulance crew around 3:45 pm Sunday, Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus told news outlets. The ambulance driver, a 20-year-old man, was shot in the head, and a paramedic in the passenger seat, a 21-year-old woman, was shot in the chest with arms. The man was in critical condition and the woman was stable.
They are then suspected of being accused of driving up to the scene of a nearby house fire and shooting at firefighters and neighbors trying to ignite the flames, the chief said. A neighbor shot himself in the head and died. A fireman was shot in the arm, and another bullet landed on the head of another neighbor.
Magnus said, they found a burning indoor body, with three children living there. Officials worked to determine if other family or friends had taken the children through.
The chief said a police officer who responded to the scene met the suspect a couple of blocks away. Police said the suspect rammed his SUV into the officer’s car and opened fire. The chief said the officer returned to fire and shot the suspect, which injured his critics.
The investigation was ongoing. It was unclear what prompted the attacks.