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Man arrested for firing gun at Sun Van

Man arrested for firing gun at Sun Van

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Aug 21, 2013 - UPDATED: Aug 21, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Deputies arrested a 27-year-old man for shooting at a Sun Van bus Wednesday afternoon.

Deputy Jesus Banuelos with the Pima County Sheriff's Department tells KGUN9 that at about 4:30 p.m. a Sun Van driver was approaching Broadmont Drive and Ajo Way when a truck stopped in front of him and two armed subjects got out.

The driver made an immediate left turn toward the Sun Van facility parking lot, but as he pulled in, the same truck stopped behind him. An armed subject got out and fired multiple shots toward the bus.

The suspect then drove away. The driver was the only person on the bus and was not injured.

Witnesses were able to give deputies a description of the suspects, and deputies found the truck involved and arrested Lawrence Ortiz, 27, for his involvment in the shooting.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

Rikki Mitchell

Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.