Three people were injured and a suspect was in custody after a shooting Wednesday evening in a suburban Phoenix shopping and entertainment complex, police said. According to Ngalula, one of the victims is in critical condition while the two others suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
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Employees at businesses in the Westgate area have been asked to shelter in place while police complete a secondary search.
They later confirmed a suspect is in custody, adding: 'Update: there are no more reports of any active shooting. One of the videos showed the man with a semi-automatic rifle.
"Any information would be part of the evidence at this time", Ngalula said.
Arizona State Senator Martín Quezada said on his verified Twitter account that he witnessed the shooting.
The state senator Martin Quezada, a Democrat, wrote on Twitter that he saw a person "with an AR-15 shoot up Westgate". There are multiple victims, ' said Sen.
"@Arizona_DPS has been in contact with @GlendaleAZPD throughout the situation and the state stands ready to support", Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said in a tweet, shortly after news of the shooting broke.
YAM Properties, a commercial real-estate company owned by GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons, bought the Westgate Entertainment District in 2018.
Ngalula, the Police Department spokeswoman, said the shooting had stopped by the time officers arrived. "We are deeply troubled by this incident and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families", a spokesperson for Westgate Entertainment District said in a statement.
Journalist Mitch Carr reported that the Glendale Police Department revised the number of injured from two to three people.
Westgate opened in 2006 just ahead of the Arizona Cardinals' first season playing in Glendale.
Sports are at the center of Westgate, which is adjacent to Gila River Arena, a NHL hockey and concert venue.