PD: Man shoots brother, himself in Peoria

PEORIA, AZ - Officials are investigating after a deadly shooting in Peoria Wednesday night.

According to Peoria police, the shooting happened at the Lake Pleasant Village Apartments near 99th Avenue and Beardsley just before midnight.

Peoria police said 36-year-old Sunny Sanchez shot his 45-year-old brother during a family altercation. The suspect shot his brother several times before turning the gun on himself.

Both brothers were taken to a local hospital in very critical condition. Sanchez was pronounced dead and his brother remains in critical condition.

Police say Sanchez's older brother and his mother had been visiting from California for the past few days. There were also two roommates in the apartment at the time of the shooting. Police say no one else was injured.

The case is still under investigation, but police say it appears the brothers may have been arguing over a previous event involving Sanchez's girlfriend.

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