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PD: Man arrested after triple shooting in Phoenix leaves 2 dead

Police said that the shooting happened near 29th Avenue and Bell Road early Saturday morning.

PHOENIX — A man has been arrested following a deadly shooting in north Phoenix. 

Two people died and a third is in the hospital following the triple shooting early Saturday morning, Phoenix police said.

Police have detained Jermaine Smith, 20, in connection to the incident.

Officers near 29th Avenue and Bell Road reportedly heard multiple gunshots around 3:15 a.m. When they arrived on the scene they found three people, two women and a man, all with gunshot wounds.

Police said officers saw a man, now identified as Smith, running from the scene. Smith was detained after leading police on a chase.

First responders pronounced Jerry Carter, 65, and Jessica Velasquez, 55, dead on the scene. The other woman was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

According to police, detectives learned that "Smith was engaging with the victims when he produced a handgun and shot all three."

Police said Smith had admitted to "portions of the incident."

He is facing several charges related to the investigation including murder.  

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