Woman hears gunfire while on phone with friend found dead in Phoenix home

PHOENIX - ABC15 has learned new information about the tragic shooting deaths of an entire family over the weekend. One of the victims was on the phone when the shooting started.

Patty Burns spoke with Bruce Moore nearly every day. She was talking to him Saturday when she said Bruce asked her to hold on for a minute.

"I went Bruce, Bruce, and I can hear in the background a faint shot, and I was like Bruce, Bruce," Burns said.

That's when she said the line went dead, so Burns rushed over to the Moore house to see what happened. When she got there, police told her the entire family of four had been murdered.

"And I'm like no, that can't be, that's my best friend," Burns said.

Police found the gunman, also dead from a gunshot wound, in a nearby home.

Family members of the victims have set up a memorial bank account to help with funeral expenses. It's at JP Morgan Chase Bank in Arizona under account number 3602207739.

 

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