TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - On Monday, Nov. 1, just before 6 a.m., Tucson Police officers responded to the 2500 block of East Aerospace Parkway after receiving calls about shots being fired in the area.
After arrival, officers were directed to a shooting scene a quarter of a mile south of the area roadway, and found an adult male and an adult female with obvious signs of gunshot trauma.
Officers rendered first aid before both individuals were transported to Banner University Medical Center, but shortly after arriving at the hospital the male victim was pronounced deceased. The female received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
The male victim has been identified as 23-year-old Isidro Fernando Hernandez-Ortiz.
While detectives continued investigation on-scene, police were advised about two additional victims with gunshot trauma who had been taken to Banner University Medical Center’s South Campus. These two were transported to the hospital for treatment by friends.
Shortly after arrival, one male was pronounced deceased. He has been identified as 21-year-old Oscar Daniel Dicochea.
The other victim, another adult male, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
While investigations continue, detectives have learned that approximately 50 people had gathered in a desert area south of East Aerospace Highway. Witnesses told investigators that two groups engaged in a physical confrontation that escalated, leading to exchange in gunfire.
Reports say vehicles fled the scene before police arrival, but detectives were able to interview several witnesses who remained on scene.
Detectives are actively following up on leads in this incident. There are currently no suspects in custody, but anyone with information is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.
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