— A man wearing a mask and a hooded sweatshirt was fatally shot outside a Chandler fashion center on Sunday afternoon, police said.
The shooting happened about 1:15 p.m. outside the Chandler Valley High School, police and a spokesman for the Chandler Police Department said.
Chandler Police Chief James McBride said that when police arrived at the scene, the suspect, a man wearing an orange sweatshirt, shot at officers.
Police say the suspect was armed with a rifle.
No officers were injured.
McBride said he didn’t know the name of the victim.
“We are trying to identify him and that will be up to the police department,” he said.
McBride and Chandler police Capt. Paul Rauch said that police were called to the school around 11:30 a.m., when someone called 911 reporting a shooting.
According to police, the caller reported the shooting was outside of the school.
After the shooting, officers went to the scene and found a man with a gun in the parking lot, Rauach said.
Police later identified the victim as 32-year-old Joseph “Joey” Martinez of Chandler, according to police.
McBrands Chandler Fashion center is home to many fashion brands.
It is located just outside the city limits of Phoenix and features the Chandler Design Center, the Chandler Center for Creative Arts, the Design Center for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the Fashion Center for the Arts, and the Fashion Academy.
The Chandler Valley School District said in a statement Sunday that it has a zero tolerance policy for gun violence and will “support any law enforcement effort to help locate and apprehend the individual responsible for this shooting.”