Saturday, September 22, 2012

Skip That Trip to the Oracle/Miracle Mile Area Today ... [UPDATED]

Posted By on Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Saturday morning is getting off to a dangerous start, according to Tucson police, who have blocked off Oracle Road between Miracle Mile and Fort Lowell because of an 'ongoing high priority shooting incident.' They've also closed access to the cemetery in the area while the situation is being handled.

From the Tucson Police Department's Facebook page:

Traffic Alert: Due to an on-going high priority shooting incident, North Oracle Road between West Miracle Mile and West Fort Lowell will be closed in both directions for the next several hours. In addition, access to Evergreen Cemetery is restricted due to safety concerns. Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the neighborhood to the east and across the street from the cemetery. The suspect is believed to be armed with weaponry capable of reaching the cemetery if fired. Additional information willbe released as it becomes available. Please avoid the area if possible. The road closures and activity is expected to continue for the next several hours while TPD personnel address the situation.

Update: It appears the incident ended around 11 a.m. when the suspect walked out of an apartment in the area and surrendered without conflict. Police are saying this began about 4 a.m. when someone reported being shot while sitting in their car.

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