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Man dead, woman hospitalized after shooting near Greenway and Reems roads

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Posted at 2:37 PM, Nov 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-06 01:29:31-04

SURPRISE, AZ — Police say a woman has been hospitalized and a man has died after a shooting near Greenway and Reems roads Friday.

Police say officers responded to a call of a shooting near the area around 1:30 p.m.

Officers arrived at the scene and found a woman with a gunshot wound.

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment but her condition is unknown.

Police also found the man they believe shot the woman, inside the home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. That man did not survive.

Police say this was not believed to be a random act of violence nor is believed there is an active threat to the community.

Neighbors in the Mountain Vista Ranch subdivision tell ABC 15 this kind of thing pulls at their heartstrings.

"We were in the computer room and heard pops, like gunfire and a little while after that, we heard at least three or four more pops,” said neighbor Melvyn Pape.

Pape and his wife rushed outside.

"A lady drove by and yelled get back in the house because there is a guy with a gun the next block over,” added Pape.

A retired firefighter, who lives nearby, loaned a ladder to let the SWAT team climb on top of his roof to keep an eye on the house.

"I kind of know, after doing this a long time, the situation and what's going on,” said Mike Planeta.

The SWAT team went in and confirmed the man was dead.

"It was kind of scary because there is a lot of elderly in our neighborhood you know,” added Pape.

Police are still trying to figure out how the two people involved knew each other. They have not been identified.