Police gather clues in bizarre shooting near 22nd and Prudence

Police gather clues in bizarre shooting near 22nd and Prudence
Source: Tucson News Now viewer submission
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson Police Department detectives spent much of Sunday afternoon at the scene of a shooting and crashed car for which there appear to be no victims.

The incident happened a little after 1 p.m. on South Turquoise Vista, just south of East 22nd Street between South Kolb and South Prudence roads, according to TPD Sgt. Pete Dugan, a department spokesman.

Police received reports that two vehicles were chasing each other with shots being fired from at least one of them, he said.

One of the vehicles crashed into some boulders, and all the occupants fled and have not been located.

"We don't even have a victim in this," Dugan said.

Detective have been canvassing the area to see whether any bullets struck homes or if people could offer any information about the vehicles involved.

So far, nothing, he said.

Even if nobody was struck by gunfire, the activity was enough to rattle the neighborhood.

Residents along the street said everything happened very quickly.They say heard the gun shots and saw the cars driving away.

"I heard some noise. Thought it was firecrackers," said Frank Maurici, a resident in the area.

"I came outside and a car flew by and we realized it was gunshots. You could kind of tell it happened down the street and it was starting to come up the street and before you know it, they were gone," he said.

Maurici said children play out in the yards often and he's glad no children were around when the incident happened.

A KOLD viewer who did not want to be identified said her children were outside playing when the cars came blasting through with what seemed to her like never ending gunfire.

Anyone with information should call 911 or the 88-CRIME anonymous tip line.

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