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South Tucson police are looking for a suspect who fired 17 shots Wednesday morning, striking a victim twice, on South Sixth Avenue and 32nd Street, officials say.

The suspect and victim were allegedly walking together when the suspect pulled out a handgun and began shooting just before 9 a.m., said South Tucson Operations Commander Kevin Shonk. The victim, an 18-year-old man, was taken to the hospital with two non-life threatening wounds in the abdomen.

Shonk said the suspect fled westbound on foot wearing a green hoodie with the hood pulled tight around his face. 

Anyone with information can call 88-CRIME. Anonymous tips are accepted. 

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Contact reporter Danyelle Khmara at or 573-4223. On Twitter: @DanyelleKhmara


Danyelle joined the Star in 2018 and covers K-12 education. Previously, Danyelle wrote for the Tucson Weekly where she won several statewide awards including story of the year and first place investigative reporting.