The police said a series of attacks ended with five shots, one of whom died and two or three children were missing.
Tucson police said that a series of attacks in Arizona on Sunday afternoon ended with five people being shot. One of them died and two or three children were missing. The suspect in the attack was seriously injured by an officer.
Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus told the news media that a 35-year-old man was accused of opening fire on ambulance personnel at around 3:45 pm on Sunday afternoon.
The driver of the ambulance was a 20-year-old man who was shot in the head, and a paramedic in the passenger seat, a 21-year-old woman who was shot in the chest and arm. The man is in critical condition and the woman is in stable condition.
The person in charge said that the suspect was subsequently accused of driving to the scene of a nearby house on fire and shooting at firefighters and neighbors who were trying to extinguish the flames.
A neighbor was shot in the head and died. One firefighter was shot in the arm, and another bullet scratched the head of another neighbor.
Magnus said that a “seriously burned” body was found in the burning house, and the “two or three” children who lived there were missing. Officials are trying to determine the location of the children.
The person in charge said that a police officer who reacted at the scene encountered the suspect a few blocks away. Police said the suspect rammed his SUV into the officer’s car and opened fire. The police officer fired back and shot the suspect, severely wounding him, the person in charge said. The officer was not injured.
“This is a very tragic, very terrible event, with many unknowns,” Magnus said.
The investigation is ongoing. It is not clear what triggered the attack.