Victims of Phoenix Quadruple Homicide Identified Along with Suspected Shooter

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Phoenix Police have released the names of the four people killed in a shooting rampage Saturday, October 26, at a Phoenix townhome near West Hazelwood and 17th Avenue. The name of the suspect, who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, was also released.

According to police, the four victims were Bruce Moore, 66, Michael Moore, 42, Renee Moore, 36, and Shannon Moore, 17. Bruce was Renee's father and Michael was Renee's husband (Michael took his wife's last name). Shannon was the couple's teenage son. The family's two dogs were also shot and killed.

The suspected shooter was identified as 56-year-old Michael Dante Guzzo.

According to Sergeant Tommy Thompson, Guzzo may have been angered at the family's barking dogs, but the exact cause of the shooting rampage is still unclear.

Guzzo used a pump-action shotgun in the attack. According to a Phoenix PD press release, after killing the family, Guzzo also shot through the front door and window of another home in the same complex, but failed to make entry.

Guzzo's dead body was found by the Phoenix SWAT team in his townhouse, which is directly next door to where the victims were discovered.

Police were initially called to the scene at about 9 a.m. by someone saying their home had been shot at. When police and SWAT responded, they eventually made entry into the victims' home where two bodies were found on the patio area "obviously deceased," according to Thompson. A sweep of the home turned up two more dead bodies and the two dead dogs.

A witness told police they saw Guzzo entering the neighboring unit where the SWAT team found his body with the pump-action shotgun next to it.


This story was clarified to better explain the relationship between the four victims.


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5 comments
1959cutter
1959cutter

the family line description sounds a little Ozark like,but I think it was a typo?

I think they meant bruce was Michael's dad.....at least I hope

GunsNotNeeded
GunsNotNeeded

So sad..
I know that a barking dog can drive a person crazy..but that's no excuse to do away with an entire family.   Police are jerks and many apt managers are to when it comes to looking for relief from this crap.  Apartment managers should make it easier to break from a rental contract because of that.  I don't know what led up to this.. but I sympathize with the family owners of the dogs.. also empathize with the shooter that totally lost it.  ... sigh.

Cat Mitchell
Cat Mitchell

People need to keep themselves under control.

Tim Fitchner
Tim Fitchner

People need to keep their animals under control.

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