‘Random act’: 2 men shot to death at Glendale bus stop; suspect arrested

Witnesses were shaken up after a shooting that left two people fighting for their lives in Glendale.
Published: Nov. 20, 2023 at 3:11 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2023 at 9:51 AM MST
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GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — A suspect is in custody after two men were shot while at a bus stop in Glendale on Monday afternoon in what police are calling a random act of violence.

City of Glendale spokesman Jose Santiago said a man first fired shots into the air just north of the 51st Avenue and Northern Avenue intersection around 2:30 p.m. Witnesses say the shooter then headed south on 51st Avenue and stopped at the bus stop. He approached two men and shot the pair multiple times. The shooter then ran south of the intersection, and into a nearby neighborhood, Santiago said.

The two men were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Court records later revealed that both victims died less than an hour later.

Aerial video showed crime tape blocking off a bus stop and part of Northern Avenue. Clothing on the ground was seen near the stop. Officers found the suspected shooter in a backyard, Santiago said. Then a K-9 was used to capture him and take him into custody. “We do not believe the suspect and victims knew each other and that this was a random act,” Santiago said in a written statement.

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