Surveillance video released, second person arrested in Chandler tattoo shop shooting

CHANDLER, AZ - The Chandler Police Department says a second person has been arrested in a tattoo shop shooting that nearly ended with a young girl being shot.

Police say 21-year-old Rafael Santos was involved in the altercation that happened at a tattoo parlor near Chandler Boulevard and Alma School Road Monday and was identified by witnesses.

According to court paperwork, 23-year-old Michael Hart got into an argument with employees at the tattoo shop and fired several shots from a vehicle outside toward the shop. Surveillance video just released shows those shots actually hitting a barber shop nearby, nearly hitting a young girl who was inside.

That young girl can be seen in the video running away immediately. She was injured by glass debris but was not shot in the incident.

Court paperwork doesn’t detail Santos’ involvement in the incident but does say he was charged with discharging a firearm, endangerment and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Hart was arrested Tuesday at a home in Mesa. 

Stay with ABC15 and abc15.com for the latest on this developing situation.


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