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PD: Man shot after gunfight between cars in Tolleson

Gunfight between cars in Tolleson
Posted at 5:17 PM, Aug 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-04 16:56:42-04

TOLLESON, AZ — Tolleson police say a man is in critical condition after being shot during a gunfight between men in two cars Saturday afternoon.

The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. near 91st Avenue and Washington Street.

Police say the incident started when a white pickup traveling northbound on 91st Avenue pulled up to a gray sedan and pulled out an AK-47 style rifle.

The driver of the sedan sped took off which prompted a gunfight between the driver of the truck and the front passenger of the sedan.

The sedan then crashed into cars parked at a market on the northwest corner of 91st Avenue and Washington Street.

Authorities say the passenger of the sedan got out of the car and continued to exchange gunfire with the driver of the truck as it continued northbound.

Police say at some point during the gunfight, the passenger of the sedan was struck on his chest. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition. Officers say no one else was hurt.

Authorities say this is an active investigation, but think the incident may be gang-related.

The driver of the white GMC truck is still outstanding. He is described as a Hispanic male in his twenties with facial hair.

If anyone has any information of witnessed anything please contact the Tolleson Police Department at 623-936-7186.

This is developing story. Stay with ABC15 News and for updates.