- Police in Glendale, Arizona, say that three people were injured after a shooting took place at the Westgate entertainment district on Wednesday evening.
- One suspect has been taken into custody, Glendale Police Officer Tiffany Ngalula said during a press briefing, adding that the scene is no longer active.
- Arizona state Sen. Martin Quezada said in a tweet that he witnessed the scene. He claimed there were multiple victims.
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Police in Glendale, Arizona, said that three people were injured – one critically – after a shooting took place at the Westgate entertainment district on Wednesday evening.
Glendale Police Officer Tiffany Ngalula said during a press briefing that they received reports of a shooting at around 7:25 p.m. local time.
Officers located the suspect and safely took him into custody, Ngalulua said. Three people were shot during the incident – one person remains in critical condition, and two others suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Ngalula said there was no preliminary information available on the suspect or the victims. A motive for the shooting is unclear.
Businesses in the popular shopping district were told to shelter-in-place as police conduct a sweep of the area.
Ngalula added that police were aware of video circulating on social media reportedly showing the shooting. She said the investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Glendale Police tweeted that they were “shutting down the Westgate area to ensure everyone is safe.”
Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers said in a press briefing that the shooting was an “isolated incident” and said the shooter had “issues.”
Arizona Sen. Martin Quezada said in a tweet that he witnessed the shooter, claiming there were multiple victims. Quezada’s office could not be immediately reached for comment.
Glendale Police did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said in a tweet his office was closely monitoring the situation and that the state was ready to provide support if necessary.
Our hearts and prayers are with the individuals and families impacted tonight, as well as the first responders and police officers who are on the scene. The state is here to continue to offer its full support to the victims and to the community. https://t.co/rAxAGMPk5x
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) May 21, 2020
Mark Kelly, a Democrat running for US Senate in Arizona and husband of former US Rep. Gabby Giffords, offered words of support. Giffords was injured during a shooting in Tucscon, Arizona, in 2011.
“@GabbyGiffords and I have been through this, and so have far too many other Americans. We’re with you,” he wrote on Twitter.
This is a developing story.