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Tempe police investigating drive-by shooting near 48th Street and Southern

Posted at 3:25 PM, Jul 30, 2016

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that happened Saturday afternoon.

Tempe police said a man was in the parking lot of a laundromat near 48th Street and Southern when he saw a silver vehicle with three people inside. The man thought he saw one of the passengers had a firearm before the vehicle headed into a neighborhood a little further south on 48th Street.

The man followed and saw the three get out of their car before returning to the parking lot. The three suspects also returned to the parking lot and confronted the man, Tempe police said. One person inside the suspect vehicle fired shots at him, injuring the man in the leg.

The vehicle left the parking lot and headed north on 48th Street. The vehicle is described as a silver passenger car with a dent on a corner panel.

A vehicle matching the description of that used in the shooting, described as a silver car that left heading north on 48th Street, was stopped near the eastern entrance to Sky Harbor International Airport. That vehicle was determined to not be involved, police said.

The suspect vehicle, and those inside, remained on the run as of Saturday evening.

Police said the confrontation appeared to be gang-related, saying there were comments and signs between the suspects and victim.

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