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Police: 2 men are dead and another is in custody after shooting in Mesa

KPNX-TV Phoenix 8/29/2022 12News

Two men are dead and another is in police custody following a shooting early Monday morning at a Mesa apartment complex.

The Mesa Police Department said that officers responded to a shots fired call around 2 a.m. at an apartment complex near Mesa Drive and McKellips Road.

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Police did not provide details on what happened between when officers arrived on the scene and when the situation was resolved.

Officials said two victims were pronounced dead on the scene and a third was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Police also said that they have one man in custody following the shooting. He was later identified as 24-year-old Victor Silversmith. 

Silversmith faces a murder charge.

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Arizona's Silent Witness program allows people to send in tips and share information about crimes happening within their local communities. 

The program shares unsolved felony case information in multiple ways, including TV, radio and social media. 

Anyone who has information on a crime or recognizes a suspect described by the program is asked to call 480-948-6377, go to the program's website online or download the Silent Witness app to provide a tip. The identity of anyone who submits a tip is kept anonymous. 

Calls to Silent Witness are answered 24/7 by a live person and submitted tips are accepted at all times. Submitted tips are then sent to the detective(s) in charge of the specific case. 

Individuals who submit tips that lead to an arrest or indictment in the case can get a reward of up to $1,000. 

Have a tip? Submit it on the Silent Witness tip form here. 

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