Man Shot, Killed Outside Tucson Hookah Lounge

The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating a fatal shooting of 29-year-old Avrum Diaz that occurred in Midtown Tucson early Friday morning.

On July 27, 2018, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Tucson Police officers responded to a report of a shooting in the parking lot of 4627 E. Speedway Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers located several people giving first-aid to Diaz.

Diaz had obvious signs of gunshot trauma and officers immediately began rendering aid. Tucson Fire then took over medical treatment, however; he was pronounced deceased shortly after their arrival.

The Tucson Police Gang Unit investigators were able to determine that Diaz was in the parking lot with friends, getting ready to go into the Hookah Lounge. While in the parking lot, Diaz was involved in an altercation with an unknown group of people. During that altercation, gunfire was exchanged between Diaz and at least two unknown subjects. Diaz was struck multiple times by gunfire. Based on the initial information gathered, the shooting appears to be gang related.

The suspects fled the scene immediately after the shooting. Detectives are following up on several leads, but are asking anyone with information to please call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.

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