Police investigating shooting at Sunrise Village

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Investigators photograph evidence at the scene of a shooting Monday morning.

By Jon Johnson


SAFFORD – Authorities are investigating a shooting that occurred in the Sunrise Village Mobile Home & RV Park at 900 E. Hollywood Road.

The shooting occurred at about 3 a.m. on  Monday and involved two victims, who were transported to the Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center (MGRMC) for treatment. According to a Safford press release, both subjects suffered non-life-threatening wounds and were treated and released. One subject reportedly had a gunshot to his leg, according to a resident.

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Police cordoned off this residential street with crime scene tape after the shooting. As of 9:20 a.m. the area was still closed.

The resident told the Gila Herald that he was awakened to shouting in his living room and that his roommate’s cousin had been shot in his leg in what appeared to be a through and through hit. The resident said he was informed that the injured man was responding well to treatment.

“I woke up and my roommate’s cousin has a (expletive deleted) hole in his leg,” the resident said.

Safford Police cordoned off the area and investigators were seen taking photos and possibly attempting to remove a bullet or other evidence that appeared to have become lodged in the skirting of a mobile home across the street.

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: An investigator picks up an evidence marker at the scene.

Pima Police Chief Diane Cauthen was also seen at the scene, along with investigators from the Graham County Sheriff’s Office. The case remains under investigation.

This article was updated at 4:10 p.m. to include a statement from the Safford Police Department.