3 shot in Elfrida early Friday

2013-09-21T00:00:00Z 3 shot in Elfrida early Friday Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A woman and two men were shot early Friday in Elfrida.

All three survived the shooting and were flown by helicopter to a Tucson hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Carol Capas, spokeswoman for the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, said in a news release.

A main thoroughfare in Elfrida was shut down for much of the day as law enforcement officials investigated.

The Sheriff’s Office was advised of shots being fired about 3 a.m. in the Elfrida area. Almost immediately after the first call, there was another call from a woman saying she had been shot and was driving to the sheriff’s Elfrida substation for help.

Deputies responded and located the 34-year-old woman and two male companions, ages 25 and 29. All three had gunshot wounds, Capas said. Border Patrol agents from Douglas and Willcox also responded to the scene, and a Border Patrol helicopter was called in to help search for suspects.

“A landing zone was established at the Valley Union High School in Elfrida, where all three shooting victims were taken before being flown to a Tucson hospital for treatment,” Capas said.

They were all in stable condition, she said.

The shootings were an isolated incident “involving several subjects known to local law enforcement from previous contacts and this is not being classified as an active-shooter case,” Capas said.

Elfrida is on U.S. 191 southeast of Tucson.

Kimberly Matas

Kimberly Matas

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