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Two adults and two children died in a shooting in north Scottsdale on Friday afternoon in what police believe is an isolated incident.

Officers responded to the shooting at 1:25 p.m. in the area of 103rd Place and Sutton Drive about 2 p.m., Scottsdale police said. The intersection is near Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Thunderbird Road.

The shooting was at a residence, Scottsdale police Sgt. Ben Hoster said. Hoster said police believe the victims lived at the house, but he couldn’t confirm whether they were all members of the same family.

“These situations are always very sad. Right now, we’re just trying to find out why or who. We’ll get there,” Hoster said.

Police are in the early stages of the investigation, he said. They did not release details yet on the type of gun or the ages of the victims.

“This is an isolated incident,” Hoster told reporters during a news conference in the neighborhood on Friday afternoon.  “We do not believe there are any outstanding suspects.”

The house where the shooting occurred was cordoned off with yellow police tape. 

Tina Liberty lives in the upper-middle-class neighborhood, which is a mix of single and two-story homes with stucco exteriors, tile roofs and neatly trimmed lawns.

“This is a family neighborhood. Neighbors know each other,” said Liberty, who has lived in the area for 25 years. “It scares me because this is a quiet …normal neighborhood. Then all of a sudden, it’s unbelievable.”


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