UPDATE: One suspect from triple shooting in downtown Tucson dies by suicide, authorities say
Three people were injured in a fight and shooting at The Funky Monk
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Authorities looking for two suspects in connection with a triple shooting at a bar in downtown Tucson say one of the suspects has died by from a self-inflicted trauma.
Police said on Thursday, May 26, that the suspect described as a Hispanic man in his 20s had died in Pima County.
On Tuesday, May 24, the Tucson Police Department released photos and descriptions of the two suspects.
The suspect who is still outstanding was described as a Black man in his 20s. He was wearing black pants and a black sweater with the Playboy bunny logo on the back. Surveillance photos of him are below.
The TPD said a fight broke out at The Funky Monk, 350 E. Congress Street, around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.
Three people were injured and all three are expected to survive.
Anyone with information on the incident or suspects should call 911 or 88-CRIME.
Video obtained by TMZ Tucson shows the inside of the bar before and after the shooting.
Michael McGill, a bar manager at Hotel Congress, said his staff told him about the incident.
“I could see a flood of people running down the street,” McGill said. “They said there was an active shooter, so I locked our doors and tried to barricade us in. I pushed everybody inside away from the windows and the door and immediately shut down operations.”
McGill said Hotel Congress is upping its security presence and plans to make more changes in the future.
One woman who was in the bar when the shooting happened told KOLD:
“Next thing I know there is a big crowd in the middle, looks like it was fight about to happen then gunshots fired,” she said. “Two times. First thing on my mind was to duck down, hide because I wasn’t sure what was going on. I was scared. I tried to help people around me, and so did my friend, Alma. (We) saw police walking around corner from the patio and waited until was safe to exit and go home. Never thought girls’ night out would turn into a nightmare. I’m glad I was OK and my friends. I was able to go home to my family; thankful for that.”
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