A shooting inside a Phoenix office complex today left several people wounded, although details surrounding the incident are sketchy at this time.
Police say an altercation occurred inside the building before shots were fired, and they believe the suspect may have left the scene in a white vehicle, though nothing has been confirmed. The building has been evacuated and there are searches underway for the suspect. Investigators are using police dogs to aid them at the scene.
The shooting comes at a time when the issue of gun control is a hot–and controversial–topic; President Obama and Vice President Biden have been working to change the gun laws in some states after the deadly tragedy in Newtown in December, when 26 people were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Since that day, several shootings have been reported across the country, including some in schools.
We will update this article with more information as it becomes available.
Early reports say as many as five people were injured, with three of them sustaining “life threatening” wounds. The shooting came mere hours after former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords delivered a statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the need for more gun control.