Phoenix office shooting: 3rd victim, Nichole Hampton, recovering

PHOENIX - The woman who suffered non-life threatening injuries in a Phoenix office shooting says she didn't immediately realize she was shot.

"I heard glass break. I thought maybe glass had hit me but it was actually a bullet but it shattered that window I was next to," said Nichole Hampton.

Hampton is recovering from a gunshot wound to her left hand. She hopes to be discharged from the hospital Friday.

The 32-year-old mother of two was an innocent bystander who was caught in the gunfire near the building's entrance Wednesday morning.

"I saw about four men in suits run towards the door frantically. One of them said 'he's got a gun' and then I heard shots," said Hampton.

Hampton says she never saw the gunman or the two men who were shot. One of the victims later died and the other is on life support.

Hampton said after being shot she took cover in a nearby office and saw the gunman take off shortly after he shot her.

"We actually saw the vehicle drive off. He had his trunk open and was speeding away," said Hampton.

The 70-year-old gunman was found dead Thursday in Mesa from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The shooting stemmed from a contract dispute.

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