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Tucson police identified a man shot and killed Tuesday night at an east-side apartment complex as Brandon Paul Casteel, 20.

About 10 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to reports of shots fired at The Place at Twenty-Two Apartments, 8485 E. 22nd Street near South Camino Seco, Tucson police spokesman Sgt. Pete Dugan said.

When officers arrived, they found a running vehicle in the middle of the parking lot, not in a parking space. Officers found Casteel inside the car with gunshot wounds.

Casteel was taken to Banner-University Medical Center where he died.

Witnesses told police they saw unknown subjects running away from the vehicle after the shots were heard.

No suspects are in custody. 

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Anyone with further information is asked to call 88-CRIME, the anonymous tipster line. 

This is the second homicide investigation that occurred overnight. In a separate incident, a woman was found dead on the north side.

Contact reporter Gloria Knott at or 573-4235. On Twitter: @gloriaeknott

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Gloria is a Tucson native and attended the University of Arizona. She started at the Star as an apprentice in 2017. Following her apprenticeship, she began freelancing until becoming a full-time reporter and producer after her college graduation in 2018.