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Loop 303, Loop 101 in West Valley back open after shootings investigation

PHOENIX — Portions of Loop 303 and Loop 101 in the West Valley have reopened after investigations into shootings that killed one person and injured 12 others Thursday afternoon.

The northbound lanes of Loop 101 Agua Fria between US 60 Grand Avenue and Thunderbird Road in Peoria as well as the southbound lanes of Loop 303 at Lone Mountain Parkway each reopened around 6:45 p.m., according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The Loop 303 lanes were closed just after 1:15 p.m., while the Loop 101 lanes were closed around 3:15 p.m.

Neither had an estimated time to reopen due to the investigations taking place.

The incidents started at about 11:10 a.m. when police got an initial call about a shooting near 103rd and Northern avenues, Peoria Police Sgt. Brandon Sheffert said during a press conference.

A total of eight more incidents were reported in the following two hours, Sheffert said.

A victim was found dead in a vehicle near the Loop 101 Agua Fria Freeway and Thunderbird Road, according to Sheffert.

Nine victims were transported to three Banner Health hospitals in the West Valley, the hospital network told KTAR News 92.3 FM.

Four of the 13 victims suffered gunshot wounds, Sheffert said.

The suspect, an adult male, was arrested at 107th and Grand avenues by Surprise police at about 12:45 p.m., Sheffert said.

No other information was immediately available.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Taylor Tasler contributed to this report.

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