Phoenix police now say there is a link between three gunshot victims who walked into a hospital and a house nearby that was found riddled with bullet holes and a trail of blood.
In an email on Wednesday, Sgt. Jonathan Howard said, "The two incidents were related. No suspects have yet to be located or arrested. The incidents are drug-related."
The investigation began early on Wednesday, Jan. 11 when three men showed up at a north Phoenix hospital with gunshot wounds.
On the same morning, officers were called to a neighborhood several miles away that showed evidence of a gun battle.
That neighborhood is located near 16th Street and Union Hills Drive.
There, officers found a home riddled with bullet holes. A gun was also found near the house, along with a blood trail leading up to the front door of the house.
No one answered when officers came to the door.
The three shooting victims, all described as Hispanic males, ranging in age from 19 to 35, are expected to survive their gunshot wounds.
Police interviewed all three men, trying to find out what happened. But Howard told us it seemed odd that when the men were asked about how they got shot, none of their stories matched up.
"They gave conflicting accounts of how the injuries occurred, and none of the stories has proven credible," said Howard.
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