Police arrest two men after double shooting in Chandler

The victims were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Published: Nov. 9, 2022 at 3:29 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 9, 2022 at 6:43 PM MST
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CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Two suspects have been taken into custody after a shooting on Wednesday afternoon left two people hospitalized in Chandler. Police say after the shooting, the two men also assaulted another homeowner.

Just after 2:30 p.m., officers were called out to an apartment complex near Pecos Road and Arizona Avenue. When police arrived, they found two people shot inside one of the apartments. The victims were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Witnesses say the suspects ran away from the apartment after the shooting.

David Rice, who lives at the complex, said he heard the gunshots go off. “We were sitting on the couch watching TV, and we see a guy run through there. I go, ‘look, there’s a guy out there running with no shirt on.’ It was raining then and he went out on that side gate and took off,” Rice said.

According to Sgt. Jason McClimans with Chandler police, the two men were taken into custody after they tried to break into another nearby home and assaulted the homeowner. Police say the homeowner was also taken to the hospital for minor injuries, but is expected to be OK.

Police say they do not believe there is any danger or ongoing threat to the community. The two suspects haven’t been identified. Police are still investigating what led up to the shooting.