SURPRISE — Three people have died and multiple others were injured after a shooting broke out at a gathering in Surprise Sunday night, according to officials.
Officials say it happened near US60 and Reems Road just before 10:30 p.m.
Surprise police say four others were taken to Valley hospitals with injuries while others were treated for minor injuries.
According to police, an altercation led to gunfire at a house.
Police identified 38-year-old Carl Dinora, 41-year-old Conrradito Ochoa Navarro, and 46-year-old Jason Hunt as the three people who were killed.
Officials say Jason Hunt, a resident of the neighborhood, came to a victim's residence where a gathering began outside.
Police say Hunt walked into the home after some small talk with other guests. Hunt was given a plate of food and later stood from where he was seated, allegedly pulled a handgun and began shooting at others inside the home.
Officials believe Hunt was the first person to fire a weapon.
Hunt was later shot and killed by another injured victim according to police.
Authorities say the person who shot Hunt was acting in self-defense, as other shots were fired by others.
ABC15 spoke to a woman who was at the gathering who says, "Everybody there had children… there was no altercation whatsoever and this man just came uninvited and started shooting everybody.”
The family of one of the men killed, Carl Dinora, has posted a fundraiser on social media asking for help. “His generosity is still paying today. He worked very hard for his family. His wife and two beautiful little girls now have a hole in their hearts and life,” the post read.
The shooting remains under investigation, Hunt's motive is still unknown.