Man, woman found shot inside crashed car in Glendale

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Glendale police said two people found dead at the scene of a highway crash Saturday night both had gunshot wounds.

An off-duty firefighter reported that a sedan veered off the Loop 101 eastbound, crossed a frontage road and crashed into a landscaped area near 51st Avenue around 7:30 p.m.

Police said that when the firefighter went over to help, he discovered both the male driver and female passenger dead. One appeared to have been shot.

But investigators later found that both 29-year-old James Tucker, of Kingman, and 28-year-old Shantel McCormick, of Surprise, had gunshot wounds.

Police said a gun was located inside the vehicle.

Investigators closed the eastbound frontage road between 51st and 59th avenues for several hours, but the freeway reopened by 11 p.m.

They said the rain made gathering evidence at the scene more difficult.

The investigation is ongoing, but police expect to release more details Monday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.