Tucson police working homicide in midtown

Published: Oct. 13, 2017 at 2:11 AM MST|Updated: Oct. 13, 2017 at 5:49 AM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Tucson Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting in Iron Horse Park, near the Rattlesnake Bridge near downtown, according to a release.

Emergency crews responded after someone reported hearing gunshots in the area Thursday, Oct. 12 around 7:30 p.m.

One male was found with gunshot wounds, according to Sgt. Kim Bay, spokeswoman for the Tucson Police Department.

Medics treated the man on the scene, and then took him to a hospital where he later died.

The man's identity is being withheld until police contact his family.

TPD said the early investigation has revealed a man and a woman were in the park when two men approached them and demanded property from them. The man and woman complied, but one of two suspects produced a gun and shot the man who was with the woman. The woman was not injured. Both suspects fled eastbound on foot. The victim died at the hospital.

When officers arrived on scene, they searched the park with a chopper and with K9 units. However, neither suspect has not been located as of early Friday morning.

Police said the first suspect is described as a Hispanic man, approximately 5-foot-8 and 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat and a dark blue shirt. He was armed with a gun.

Police described the second suspect as a Hispanic man, approximately 5-foot-8 with a skinny build. He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat and a red bandana.

Police are investigating whether this shooting is related to another incident near Iron Horse Park at North Fourth and East Ninth.

Police said a man was found with obvious gun shot trauma

[READ MORE: Man found with gunshot trauma in midtown]

This call came about 15 minutes after the call for Iron Horse Park, according to police.

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