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Midtown shooting led to SWAT call

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Police have their guns drawn as they try to get a suspected shooter to surrender at a Midtown apartment complex. 2/3/13 Police have their guns drawn as they try to get a suspected shooter to surrender at a Midtown apartment complex. 2/3/13

A SWAT team was called out to a Midtown neighborhood near Fort Lowell and First after a police standoff.

Armed with a shield and rifles, police swarmed an apartment complex, looking for a suspect they've identified.

"You wake up and see this kind of stuff and it scares you. You don't know whether to come outside," said Jason Vogann.

Officers with their guns drawn had the place surrounded. It's not too far from First and Fort Lowell. They're looking for a man who shot his neighbor on the back side and beat him with a crow bar.

The victim ran down the street to a nearby liquor store. Paramedics taking him away on a gurney.

"It's just been bad news with people around here," said Sean Rankin. "I heard people fighting I didn't see anything but I heard it. It's right next door to our house and the walls are really thin."

We're told there's a long history between the two neighbors. In fact, cops were out at the scene on Saturday for a report of a man with a gun which turned out to be a sling shot.

After a tense three-hour standoff on Sunday, officers packed up and left.

Coming back a few hours later with the SWAT team and search warrants, officers searched a home but did not find the suspect.

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