PD: Man shot after firing rifle at Glendale party

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after he allegedly fired off rounds from a rifle at a Glendale party early Sunday morning.

According to police, a 27-year-old man got into an altercation at a house party near Olive and 51st avenues and was asked to leave.

The man reportedly returned a short time later with a rifle and began firing off shots outside the home.

The man allegedly started pointing the rifle at partygoers, which is when a 39-year-old male partygoer pulled out a handgun and shot the 27-year-old.

The 39-year-old man did not attempt to leave the scene and waited for police to arrive.

Police said the 39-year-old was cooperative with investigators and was released after being questioned.

Police said charges are pending and the investigation remains ongoing.