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Argument leads to fatal shooting in downtown Phoenix, police say

The Phoenix Police Department is investigating a shooting on 2nd Avenue, close to Fillmore Street. Police said the man suffered life-threatening injuries.

PHOENIX — Phoenix police said one man has died following a shooting in downtown Phoenix Wednesday evening. 

The shooting happened on 2nd Avenue near Fillmore Street.

According to a news release from the police department, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the area. When they arrived, they found a man who had been shot.

The victim, later identified as 39-year-old Ricardo Martinez, was rushed to the hospital for treatment and later died from his injuries.

Investigation revealed that before the shooting, there had been a verbal confrontation between the victim and another man.

The suspect who allegedly shot the victim left the area before police arrived but later returned and was detained by police.

No arrests have been made in the case, police said.

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