Man and woman in critical condition after being shot near downtown Phoenix

Investigators appeared to be centering their investigation on an SUV.
Investigators appeared to be centering their investigation on an SUV.(Arizona's Family)
Published: Mar. 24, 2023 at 5:52 AM MST|Updated: Mar. 24, 2023 at 7:35 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A man and woman are fighting for their lives at a hospital after a shooting broke out near downtown Phoenix early Friday morning.

Phoenix police responded to a shooting call just after 2 a.m. to the Circle K near 7th Avenue and Roosevelt Street. When officers arrived, they found a woman had been shot with critical injuries. A short time later, detectives learned that the shooting had taken place earlier in the morning near 18th Avenue and Fillmore Street.

As investigators continued working both scenes, officers learned that a man was dropped off near 7th Avenue and Buckeye Road after being shot. His injuries were also described a critical and life-threatening. At this time, it appears all the scenes were connected. Video from the initial scene showed crime scene tape surrounding portions of the store and investigators looking into a smaller, silver SUV.

Detectives say they are still working to learn what led up to the shooting.