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Man kills 1, injures 12 after shooting spree in 8 Arizona cities

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SURPRISE, Ariz. — One person was killed and 12 others were injured during a 90-minute shooting spree spread over eight Arizona cities on Thursday, authorities said.

The alleged gunman is in custody after the shootings, KTVK reported. Police said the shootings took place in Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, and along the freeways in the Phoenix metropolitan area, the television station reported.

According to the Peoria Police Department, four people were struck by a bullet, while the other nine people were injured during the incidents but were not physically shot, the television station reported.

The person who was killed died on the who was found shot in a drainage ditch along Loop 101 and Thunderbird Road in Peoria, KTVK reported.

Some of the victims were injured from shrapnel from broken glass or were hurt as a result of a car crash, according to Brandon Sheffert, the public information officer for the Peoria Police Department.

“It’s a very complex and ongoing investigation,” Sheffert said during a news conference.

The suspect was taken into custody shortly around noon in Surprise during a traffic stop, KNXV reported. Police believe the man, who was not identified, acted alone. A motive was not immediately identified, the television station reported.

The victims have not been identified.

In addition to the Peoria Police Department, police from Surprise and Glendale Police, along with FBI and ATF, are also assisting with the investigations, KNXV reported.

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