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3 dead, 12-year-old girl injured in apparent murder-suicide in Mesa

Mar 9, 2021, 11:15 AM | Updated: Mar 11, 2021, 12:33 pm
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(Facebook Photo/City of Mesa Police Department)
(Facebook Photo/City of Mesa Police Department)

PHOENIX — Three people were found dead in a Mesa home in an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said Tuesday.

Mesa police responded to a shots fired call Monday at a residence near Elliot and Meridian roads at about 8:20 p.m., after a 12-year-old girl ran to a neighbor’s house asking for help.

Officers entered the home and found the bodies of 51-year-old Ruben Sanchez and his wife, 49-year-old Ana Guerra, on the first floor.

A third body, identified as 18-year-old Amy Sanchez, was located on the second floor, police said.

All three bodies had gunshot wounds and a handgun with ammunition was found in the home, according to police.

On Thursday, Mesa police said it appears Ruben Sanchez was the shooter.

The 12-year-old girl was taken to a hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the wrist.

An investigation into the incident remains ongoing.

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3 dead, 12-year-old girl injured in apparent murder-suicide in Mesa