Midtown Tucson Homicide, Shootings Under Investigation

The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating the death of 37-year-old Christopher Gentry that took place in Midtown Tucson yesterday evening.

On January 8, 2018, at approximately 8:00 p.m., officers responded to an apartment complex located at 5171 East 29th Street for multiple reports of gunshots in the area. Upon arrival, police were directed to an apartment where Mr. Gentry was found inside with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. He was pronounced deceased on scene.

As additional officers were responding, a second adult male with gunshot wounds was found on the ground at a neighboring apartment complex just west of the incident location. That male was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. At the same time, additional callers reported an adult male with gunshot wounds at an apartment complex just east of the incident location. That male was also transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Detectives were able to determine that several people were involved in an altercation at an apartment inside the complex located at 5171 E. 29th Street. During the altercation, gunfire was exchanged and three people were struck. Based on the initial investigation, the shooting does not appear to be a random act of violence. At this time, no one has been charged in the shooting.

Detectives were able to collect evidence and speak with witnesses at the scene, but they are asking anyone with information to please call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.

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