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Cyclist shot at along Rillito River Path

A cyclist reported being shot at multiple times along the Rillito River Path between Campbell Avenue and Tucson Boulevard.

A cyclist reported being shot at multiple times along the Rillito River Path between Campbell Avenue and Tucson Boulevard.

A cyclist reported being shot at along the Rillito River Path on Friday, May 30 around 11 p.m.

Tucson Police Department public information officer Brandon Tatum said a cyclist reported he was riding east on southside Rillito River Path between Campbell Avenue and Tucson Boulevard when he heard a gunshot coming from the wash.

According to the report, the cyclist looked into the wash and saw several muzzle flashes pointed toward him coming from the middle of the wash.

Tatum said the cyclist reported to police that he turned off his light and rode away quickly. He then noticed another cyclist heading the opposite direction on the path and he then heard another gun shot.

A resident in the area was walking her dog at the time and also heard what she described as nine rapid gunshots.

Tatum said the police helicopter and officers on foot were dispatched to the area, but were unable to locate any suspects.

Tatum said there were several 911 calls reporting the shots, but the first came in at 11:05 p.m.

The cyclist was uninjured.

 

4 comments
Blather
Blather

The same thing happened to me in 94' while walking about 9pm. As I was approaching the west bound bridge on the northside of the wash just west of Campbell. I heard gunshots, didn't see any muzzle flash but heard ricochets off the steel girders.

I called the police any reported it but didn't stick around and never heard back.

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I take back everything good I said about riding in Tucson. I take it all back.

Nate
Nate

Why can't I find this story on any major news outlets?

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@Nate  They don't report it, it's like it didn't happen. You know, those unpleasant things. Plus this is about bikes. This isn't tacks on the road and we aren't some arcade game. Maybe they won't report when cyclists return fire. Thanks, as always, to Mike's invaluable service because WE need to know and be aware.

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