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Shooting suspect taken into custody by Chandler Police Department

Victor Morales - Chandler Police Department Photo

PHOENIX — A man who was suspected of shooting three family members at a home northwest of Arizona Avenue and Galveston Street was arrested Saturday by Chandler police.

Victor Morales, 26, was located around 11:40 a.m. in an alley north of the crime scene.

Police were dispatched to the location of the shooting after receiving numerous phone calls around 10:30 p.m. on Friday.

Upon arrival, officers found one Hispanic male deceased from a gunshot wound, later identified as Morales’ father, and two Hispanic females injured with gunshot wounds, later identified as his mother and sister.

Chandler Police Sgt. Jason McClimans said one of the women was in critical condition but has been upgraded to a better condition as of Saturday morning.

McClimans also said it is suspected that Morales was the only person with a weapon at the time of the domestic violence.

Children were present at the home but none were harmed.

An officer patrolling the area of Morales’ arrest spotted him based on his clothing and physical description.

Neither Morales nor Chandler officers were injured during the arrest.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Amy Pholphiboun contributed to this story.

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