According to Phoenix Police spokesman Sergeant Steve Martos, two women, ages eighteen (18) and twenty-eight (28) whose names have not yet been released, shot themselves while firing rounds from a shotgun into a Phoenix residence on Friday evening. Officers responded to a call about the shooting around eight (8) p.m. Friday, and, as officers approached, they saw the women fleeing the scene in a vehicle. The women refused to pull the vehicle over, and were involved in an automobile accident a few miles from the scene of the shooting. After apprehending the women, Police noticed the women had gunshot wounds. The women were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, but no one else appeared to be injured. Sergeant Martos said the women will be booked in jail after they are released from the hospital.
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