Shots fired, apartments flooded after armed home invasion on south side

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - An armed home invasion at Las Villas de Kino apartment complex on Tucson's south side Sunday morning, May 22, led to flooding and one person suffering life-threatening injuries.

According to Sgt. Pete Dugan of Tucson Police Department, multiple armed, masked suspects kicked in the door to an apartment complex at 5515 S. Forgeus Avenue around 5:30 a.m.

The occupants inside the unit also had guns.

Shots were fired, and one of the suspects was struck in the leg. He suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital. He has since been upgraded to serious condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are searching for the other home invasion suspects.

This was a targeted attack and not random, according to Dugan.

Bullets went through the apartment walls into a neighboring unit, though no one was struck. A water main line was pierced and multiple apartment homes below were flooded.

The residents in those homes may be displaced.

Tucson News Now talked to Amy Jackson, a mom of one of the ground-floor tenants who experienced the flooding. When she arrived, the water was "ankle-deep."

She told Tucson News Now it took the apartment complex staff about two hours to shut off the water.

"He was more upset because of everything being ruined," Jackson said. "It was pouring water. You could just hear it. Like a rainfall coming down."

"It was scary finding out too there was a shooting," she said. "That was scary enough for any mom."

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