Multiple People Shot in Mesa

Multiple People Shot in Mesa

UPDATE: The suspect has been caught. Click here to read the latest about the suspect, a white supremacist.

Six people were shot in Mesa this morning, killing one person, and police are still searching for the shooter.

Mesa Police Detective Esteban Flores says there were four shooting scenes, starting with the shooting of three people at a motel, the Tri-City Inn.

One of the victims from that shooting died.

The shooter than went near the East Valley Institute of Technology campus on Main Street in Mesa.

Police said that one victim was shot at Bistro 13, a restaurant run by EVIT, right near the school, where some of the school's culinary-arts students train and work. The adult victim there is a student, and is expected to survive.

The shooter then carjacked a teacher at the restaurant, and went to two different apartment complexes, shooting two people in the process.

The other man shot at the adjacent complex is hospitalized in critical condition.

Police have described the shooter as a white man in his forties, with a neck tattoo. He's described as bald, and wearing a gray shirt and black pants. On the police scanner shortly before noon, an officer said a vehicle carjacked by the shooter has been found in Mesa.

As of 11:55 a.m., police were searching for the man at an apartment complex at Dobson Rd and Eighth Avenue.

Governor Doug Ducey sent out a statement saying, "I've spoken to Mayor Giles and offered the full support and resources of the state in handling this senseless shooting. I've also directed the Arizona Department of Public Safety to assist Mesa with any and all resources required. Right now, our hearts and prayers are with the people of Mesa, the individuals affected by this tragedy, and all law enforcement and first responders working to assist the victims."

There's also been a shooting in Glendale this morning, but police there say it's totally unrelated to the Mesa shootings.

Check back for updates.

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