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Police: 1 person dead after shooting at an El Mirage home

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Posted at 12:49 PM, Nov 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-13 06:27:27-05

Authorities are investigating after a man was found shot in an El Mirage backyard.

El Mirage police say the shooting occurred at a house near Thompson Ranch and Greenway roads just before 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

According to a police spokesperson, when officers arrived at the home a 30-year-old man was found dead in the backyard. 

The 50-year-old alleged shooter and deceased man are roommates, officials said. The home was described by authorities as an apartment-style home.

The person-of-interest was also taken to the hospital with an unknown shoulder injury. Authorities are still trying to determine if the shooting occurred in self-defense. 

The 50-year-old has been cooperative with the investigation at this time.