Oct 26, 2013 8:21 PM by The Arizona Republic-12 News Breaking News Team

Police: 5 people dead in Phoenix shooting; shooter among dead

Five people are dead in a shooting reported near 17th Avenue and Camelback Road on Saturday morning, police said.

Phoenix police spokesman Tommy Thompson confirmed Saturday afteroon that four people and one shooter died after gunfire was reported at a townhouse complex near 17th Avenue and Hazelwood Drive around 9 a.m.

Two dogs were also shot and killed, police said.

It's unclear what started the shooting, but neighbors told The Arizona Republic that the suspected shooter was seen firing gunshots over a fence at the two dogs that were killed.

Residents said the suspect and victims have previously argued over barking dogs.


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