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The suspect was detained and officials said weapons had been found in his car. However, it remained unclear whether the man was responsible for all shootings.
The suspect’s name was not immediately announced. Authorities did not immediately know the motive, but believe he acted alone.
Police stations in Peoria, Surprise, and Glendale, along with the Arizona Department of Public Security and the FBI, were investigating shootings in their respective cities.
Peoria police spokesman Brandon Shephert said at a press conference Thursday afternoon that authorities had scrutinized at least eight separate shooting scenes.
He said four people had gunshot wounds and one of them died. The person was found dead in a car along the Peorian highway.
Other victims suffered a variety of injuries, including shards from broken glass and injuries associated with car accidents, Shephert said.
Banner Health officials said they had accepted nine patients at three hospitals. However, the extent of the victims’ injuries and their condition were not immediately revealed.
Peorian police received the first call about the shooting after 11 am, and eight more cases were reported 90 minutes later, Shephert said.
Witnesses provided authorities with a description of the escape vehicle, and the suspect was detained after a surprise traffic outage.
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