It seems as if we are not safe anywhere these days with shootings at concerts, churches and schools. Unfortunately, this may have always been the case, although there were surely fewer shootings and assaults in Tucson's less populous days.
In 1948, a young couple had been hunting in Sabino Canyon, with no success, and as they were getting in their car to go home, they were accosted by a man who threatened them with a rifle. Hand-to-hand combat ensued.
The young couple was fortunate to get away with their lives, although the man had been shot.
From the Arizona Daily Star, Nov. 13, 1948:
And from the Star Nov, 14, 1948: