SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Scottsdale Police have confirmed that multiple deadly shootings that occurred in Phoenix and Scottsdale over the past two days are related — including the murder of prominent forensic psychiatrist Steven Pitt at his Phoenix office and a double shooting at a law office near Old Town Scottsdale.
Police are also now investigating a homicide involving an adult male at another Scottsdale business on Morgan Trail. It is unknown if this this is related to the other homicides.
On Thursday evening police were called to an office complex near 71st Street and Bell Road and found a 59-year-old “critically wounded.” The victim, later identified as Steven Pitt, died of his injuries.
The suspect left the scene of the shooting involving Pitt however, officials have released a sketch of the suspect, although an arrest has not been made.
Friday afternoon, officers responded to the law firm Burt, Feldman, Grenier in Scottsdale at 1st and 75th streets near Civic Center Library after receiving reports of a double shooting.
Officials say 48-year-old Veleria Sharp and 49-year-old Laura Anderson were both shot and subsequently died of their injuries.
When officers first arrived at that scene, a woman who had been shot in the head ran outside an told a limo bus driver to call 911. She later died of her injuries at the hospital, authorities said.