1 dead, 5 wounded in Arizona shootings

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[Breaking News update 4:06 p.m.] 

(CNN) — The suspect in the shootings of six people in Mesa, Arizona, has been captured, the Mesa Police Association said on Twitter on Wednesday.

[Original story]

(CNN) — One man died and five other people were wounded Wednesday morning in several locations in Mesa, Arizona, a Mesa Police Department spokesman said.

Police are looking for the shooter, said the spokesman, Detective Esteban Flores.

The shootings began at a motel across the street from a school, the detective said.

Three people were shot at the Tri-City Inn, across the street from the East Valley Institute of Technology, Flores said. One of those victims died, he said.

A man who is an EVIT student also was shot, Flores said.

The suspect carjacked a Honda and later shot a man during a home invasion and another man in the apartment complex next door. The second victim was in critical condition, Flores said.

Police were still searching for the Honda and the suspect, who they said was bald, in his 30s or 40s, with a neck tattoo. He was wearing a black shirt and black shorts, Flores said.

EVIT said on Twitter that parents of those affected have been notified of an “incident on EVIT Main Campus.”

The facility hosts vocational and other classes for high school students from 10 school districts, as well as adult education programs, according to the school’s website.

News of the shootings caught the attention of the state’s senior U.S. senator.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the people of #Mesa right now #Arizona,” U.S. Sen. John McCain said on Twitter Wednesday.

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