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Suspects arrested after firing more than a dozen shots in west Valley neighborhood

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Posted at 11:09 PM, Apr 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-06 14:05:21-04

PHOENIX — Multiple people were arrested after firing more than a dozen shots in a neighborhood in the west Valley Tuesday night.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the incident started around 7 p.m. as a reported drive-by shooting near 101st Avenue and Mariposa Street, south of Camelback Road.

DPS says suspects fired more than a dozen rounds, hitting a vehicle and occupied structure, but fortunately, no one was injured.

Suspects fled from the vehicle into a home, prompting a barricade situation.

One suspect was seen running from the area after leaving a stolen firearm. The suspect was arrested.

At some point, others exited the home without incident. The owner of the suspect vehicle tried to flee, but was later arrested.

A third suspect driving a different stolen vehicle was also arrested.

Detectives seized seven firearms, a vehicle, and ammunition during the investigation.

The suspects have not yet been named and some of the suspects may be minors.

DPS says in all, five people were detained. Out of that number, three were arrested and formally charged. Those charges range from drive-by shooting to auto theft to unlawful flight from law enforcement.

No further information was immediately available.