The Show Low Police Department said a total of seven people were injured and taken to the nearest hospital, including one who was airlifted. Four people are in critical condition, while two others are in critical but stable condition, police said in a statement released on Facebook.
The suspect, a 35-year-old white man, is in critical but stable condition after being shot while trying to escape, officials said.
Officers said they arrived at the Bike The Buff charity event at around 7:25 a.m., where they said a suspect driving a Ford F-150 struck several cyclists and then attempted to pull away. Shortly after, they said the suspect was shot while trying to escape.
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“Our community is shocked by this incident and our hearts and prayers are with the injured and their families at this time,” said Kristine M. Sleighter, spokesperson for the Show Low Police Department, in the statement.
Several agencies are investigating the shooting, including the Show Low Police Department, the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety.