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Weekend Spree of Arizona Shootings Claims Four Lives; Suspect Apprehended

May 30, 2023 | By Kali Girl

In a string of tragic events spanning the weekend, Arizona was struck by five separate shootings that resulted in the loss of four lives and left one person injured, reports CNN.

The shootings unfolded between Friday and Saturday, unfolding in the cities of Mesa and Phoenix, according to a statement provided by the police.

Identified as Iren Byers, a 20-year-old individual, the suspect was apprehended on Sunday.

Byers is believed to be “solely responsible” for all the shootings, the department said. He “took responsibility” for the shooting spree.

He now faces a series of serious charges, including four counts of first-degree murder, along with an additional count of attempted first-degree murder. The arrest was carried out by the Mesa Police Department, as outlined in their official news release.

Mesa police reports, Byers was booked and is being held without bond.

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