Phoenix Police officials are investigating a shooting incident that left several people injured during the night hours
According to an early and abbreviated statement from Cpt. Scott Douglas, the accident occurred near 23rd Avenue and north, just east of I-17.
Police officials say work crews responded to calls for fighting in the area around 2:45 am, and when officers arrived at the scene, three men were found with gunshot wounds. Then, two other men were found with gunshot wounds in local hospitals.
“The results of the preliminary investigation indicate that the men were in combat and exchanged fire,” said part of a statement issued by the sergeant. Andy Williams with Phoenix Police.