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2 Phoenix police officers injured, 2 people dead after shooting Sunday night

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Two Phoenix police officers are injured and two people as well as a possible suspect were killed during a shooting in north Phoenix.

Phoenix police say that the shooting happened near 26th Ave and Deer Valley after the officers were responding to reports of a shooting at the Days Inn around 8:45 p.m., just west of Interstate 17. When they arrived, officers were shot at by an unidentified suspect, according to Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams, who was later found dead. Two people died at the scene and an unknown number of other people were taken to a hospital. Both injured officers are in stable condition at the hospital, Phoenix police say.

“Once again, this is another example of gun violence in our community,” said Chief Williams. “How many more officers have to be shot? How many more community members have to be killed before those in our community take a stand? This is not a Phoenix police issue, this is a community issue. If not now, when?”

Two Phoenix officers have been hospitalized after a shooting tonight in Phoenix.

No suspect has been identified yet, and what led up to the shooting is still under investigation. The Deer Valley Road offramp from southbound Interstate 17 and the Interstate 17 southbound frontage road from Pinnacle Peak Road to Deer Valley Road are closed due to a heavy police presence. Drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

Both officers are being treated at the hospital, and officials say they are both in stable condition.

No further details are available at this time. This story is still developing.

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