Tucson woman found dead of gunshot trauma

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A 23-year-old Tucson woman is dead after a late night shooting on the city's Southwest Side.

The Tucson Police Department Gang Unit is investigating the shooting of 23-year-old Maria G. Romero. Romero's 25-year-old brother was also injured during the shooting.

On Jan. 21 at approximately 10:55 P.M., Operations Division South Officers were called to La Posada apartment complex located at 6300 S. Headley Road in reference to several calls made to 911 by residents reporting gunfire. When officers arrived on scene, they found Ms. Romero dead outside of an apartment building as a result of gunshot trauma. They found her brother in the surrounding neighborhood. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital. Police say he's expected to survive.

Detectives have learned that Ms. Romero was inside her apartment along with her two brothers and two male visitors, when an undetermined number of males arrived. A fight broke out between the two groups in the parking lot and escalated into a shooting.

Police have made no arrests, and the motive for the shooting remains under investigation. Detectives believe both groups involved in the shooting have gang affiliations.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should call 911 or 88-crime.