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Man dies after being found with gunshot wounds near Rattlesnake Bridge

Tucson police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man Thursday night near the mouth of Downtown’s Rattlesnake Bridge, authorities said.

Just before 7:30 p.m. a man and woman walking in Iron Horse Park, 75 N. 1st Avenue, were approached by two men who demanded property from them.

After taking property from the couple, one of the robbers pulled a gun and shot the man, a TPD spokeswoman said in a news release.

The man died later at Banner University Medical Center. The woman walking with him was not injured, Sgt. Kimberly Bay said. His identity is being withheld until next of kin can be notified, she said.

The apparent gunman in the mugging is described as Hispanic, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He was wearing black baseball cap and dark blue shirt.

The alleged accomplice is also described as a Hispanic man, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall but with a skinny build. He was wearing a black baseball cap and red bandana.

About 15 minutes later, police were called to the area of North 4th Avenue and East 9th Street, where they found a man who had been shot. He was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Police do not know if the shooting incidents are related, said Bay.

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Police are asking that anyone with information about either of these crimes to call 911 or 88-CRIME, Bay said.

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