Phoenix police are investigating reports of a shooting near the Metro Center Mall. The shooting apparently took place near Dunlap Road and I-17. Initial reports indicate that a man walked into the Budget Lodge Motel when people in the lobby noticed he had been shot and called for police. There has been no indication yet exactly where and how the shooting occurred, other than that it was nearby.
The victim’s name has not yet been released. No updates on his condition have been given, but the first report indicated that he was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, and that his condition was critical at that time. There has been no report of shots fired or heard from inside the mall, so the current presumption is that the shooting took place in the vicinity outside, but Phoenix police are conducting an investigation into the incident at this time and more details are expected to be revealed as that continues.
By Jim Malone
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