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Mesa Shooting Spree Suspect in Custody; 1 Dead, 5 More Wounded

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Authorities say they are looking for a man described as a white male, bald, in his 40s, wearing a gray shirt and black shorts or pants, and a large tattoo on his neck. Authorities say they are looking for a man described as a white male, bald, in his 40s, wearing a gray shirt and black shorts or pants, and a large tattoo on his neck.
MESA, Arizona -

Police in Arizona have captured a man who allegedly killed one person and wounded five others in a shooting spree in Mesa on Wednesday, reports CBS affiliate KPHO.

The suspect, who police have not yet named, was reportedly captured shortly before 12:30 p.m.

Mesa Detective Esteban Flores told reporters on Wednesday that police first received a call about a shooting at the Tri-City Motel around 8:40 am. When they arrived, police found one man and two women shot. The man died at the scene and the two women were transported to a nearby hospital.

The suspect, who police sought for nearly four hours, was described as a bald, white male with face and neck tattoos, in his late 30's or early 40s, wearing a gray shirt and black shorts or pants.

The suspect then fled to a restaurant run by the East Valley Institute of Technology and stole a gray Honda Accord. Flores said one adult male student was shot in the shoulder outside the restaurant.

Flores said the suspect then fled to an apartment complex where he attempted a home invasion, shooting and wounding another man who he said will survive. The suspect then allegedly went to a second apartment complex where he shot and wounded yet another man who is in critical condition.

Flores told area residents to stay inside while police hunted the alleged shooter. He said authorities did not yet have a motive in the shootings, but police believe there may have been an argument prior to the initial motel gunfire.

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