Phoenix Police: 5 People Found Shot To Death

By: CBS/AP Posted by Carissa Fox
By: CBS/AP Posted by Carissa Fox

PHOENIX Police are investigating the shooting deaths of five people and two dogs found at a Phoenix apartment complex.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson says officers responded to a call about shots fired at the complex around 9 a.m. Saturday. Officers eventually narrowed down their search area to two apartments.

Thompson told reporters that officers went into the first apartment and found the bodies of four people, reported CBS affiliate KPHO Phoenix -- two were on the patio and two were inside. Also found were two dead dogs with gunshot wounds.

In the second apartment nearby, Thompson says officers found the body of the suspected gunman.

Police say the suspect died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police have not released any names or any details about what might have prompted the shootings.
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