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PD investigating possible shots fired at officers in west Phoenix

ADOT I-10 86RD AVE
I-10 95th Avenue McDowell Road shooting
Posted at 7:32 AM, Aug 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-21 17:09:32-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are investigating a shooting near 95th Avenue and McDowell Road in west Phoenix.

At about 6:45 a.m. Saturday, officers were outside of their vehicles conducting a traffic stop when they heard several gunshots nearby.

Officials say the officers believed the shots were possibly directed at them.

During the investigation, the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 were temporarily shut down at 83rd Avenue. They were reopened just before 8:00 a.m.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says troopers were called to the area to assist.

An investigation remains ongoing.