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Shooting reported near Downtown campus Fusion on First building

Phoenix PD responded to reports of a shooting near Third Avenue and Fillmore in Phoenix

Phoenix Police at the scene of a shooting near First Avenue and Fillmore Street in Phoenix on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023.

The Phoenix Police Department reported a shooting adjacent to the Fusion on First building on the Downtown Phoenix campus around 1 p.m. Friday.

Phoenix PD said it responded to reports of a shooting in the area of Third Avenue and Fillmore Street and later ended up near the Circle K gas station at First Avenue and Fillmore Street. Officers found an adult male with a gunshot wound who was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. ASU PD also responded to the incident.

Phoenix PD said the area is locked down for an ongoing investigation. The shooting did not occur on the Downtown Phoenix campus. 

An update from the University on Friday afternoon said there is no continuing threat to the ASU community. Later Friday evening, the University sent an "all clear" update through the LiveSafe app after residents of Fusion on First were asked earlier to avoid using the building's northern entrance facing Fillmore Street until all police presence had cleared.

ASU sent an announcement around 1 p.m. to the University community through the LiveSafe app describing the shooting suspect as "armed and dangerous." 

According to the same LiveSafe message, the suspect is "described as a black male with dreadlocks. Last seen wearing a black t-shirt and light colored pants." The suspect reportedly fled while driving a white Chevy Suburban with "blue and red stripes, large rims, and a cancer survivor sticker on the back."

Editor's Note: This story was updated at 7:14 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13 to reflect an update from ASU regarding the situation. This story is still developing and may be updated.

Edited by Shane Brennan and Jasmine Kabiri.

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