Phoenix Strip Clubs Targeted by Shooters in Two Separate Attacks; Three Dead, Including One Suspect
A bouncer and club patron at Great Alaskan Bush Company, 2900 Northwest Grand Avenue, were killed in Sunday night's attack by an as-of-yet unnamed suspect, described by police as a 28-year-old white man.
Cops say the maniac walked into the club at about 11:30 p.m. and started shooting. He didn't stop till he ran out of ammo, at which time he was tackled and held by people at the club. By then, four people had been hit, including a bouncer and three patrons, says a police e-mail. (News media are reporting that one of the victims was a topless dancer, who was shot in the arm.)
Bouncer Adam Troy Cooley, 34, and a patron, 20-year-old Antonio Garcia, died of their wounds, police say. The suspect is being interviewed by police this morning.
Saturday's shooting at ChiChi's Cabaret, 4516 North 19th Avenue, turned out much better for almost all involved.
Relatives took Latu to a hospital, where he died. Yeah, we know -- you're broken-hearted.
With luck, this'll mark the end of a one-weekend trend.
UPDATE: Phoenix police have identified the suspect in the Great Alaskan Bush Company shooting as Gavin MacFarlane, 28, of Scottsdale. We'll post his mug shot when it's available.