Neighbor wakes up to cries for help after homicide on Tucson's South side

Updated: Dec. 17, 2017 at 3:43 PM MST
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Source: Tucson News Now
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Tucson Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred early Sunday morning on the South side of Tucson.

At 2:47 a.m., officers from responded to a report of a shooting in the 5300 block of South Park Avenue, TPD said. Upon arriving at the scene, police located a man on the ground with obvious signs of gunshot trauma.

The man was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries where he later died. The victim was identified as 42-year-old Tereso Hernandez-Reyes.

Police said Tereso left a popular nightclub in downtown Tucson with two acquaintances. They pulled into a mobile home park, and at least two other vehicles followed them into the lot, TPD said. A suspect approached their vehicle and began firing into it where Tereso was sitting.

Police said Tereso ran from the vehicle, but he was chased down and shot multiple times. The suspect then fled from the scene, TPD said. The other occupants in the vehicle with Tereso were not injured.

An anonymous resident at the Desert Breeze Mobile Home Park tells Tucson News Now he heard, "Fight for your life. Fight for your life. Fight for your life."

It was an unexpected wake up call for this neighbor at the mobile home park. He spent part of his day cleaning up what remains of the crime scene after police cleared the area. It was the screams of those affected by the morning homicide that stick with him.

"It was really scary. Hearing people yelling and crying for a person that was laying on the floor."

The anonymous neighbor says crime is common in the area, but for this particular park, nothing has happened recently. 

"Nothing like this has happened here for awhile. This is the first one that has happened in years."

No suspects are in custody at this time. Sgt. Peter Dugan, Public Information Officer for TPD says if anyone has information, they're urged to call 88-CRIME. They can choose to remain anonymous.

We will have more information when it is available.

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