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Tucson's Most Wanted: Revisiting a south-side drive by

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Unless you're hunting or shooting at a range, the sound of gunshots on a Sunday morning probably isn't very pleasant, especially when bullets are ricocheting off buildings in your neighborhood.

"We heard seven gunshots," said Ruben Gomez, referring to the early-morning activity outside his home on July 28.  "We couldn't tell the distance, but we woke up in a panic. Is everybody ok? Did somebody get hit in a drive-by or something. It sounded really close."

That's because it was very close, too close for residents living in the 3900 block of South Sixth Avenue. 

"The weapons used could've gone through some of those houses, could have hit multiple houses, even across the street," Tucson Police Sgt. Chris Widmer said.  "It was a dangerous situation for everyone."

When the shooting finally stopped, one man was mortally wounded: 32-year-old John Drumm shot through the neck as he and a friend talked outside of a friend's apartment near Sixth and Ajo. 

There was no argument, no drug deal gone bad -- just a single vehicle that drove up through an empty parking lot and unloaded on two people.

"Don't believe there was an exchange of gunfire," Widmer said.  "The fire went one way and we do believe it came from multiple weapons."

Drumm's friend managed to escape without injury as the suspect vehicle immediately sped away.

Tucson Police have a pretty good description of that vehicle, though they're not sharing it in an effort to preserve the investigation.

An investigation headed in the right direction, we're told, but still needing that key piece of evidence that could ultimately break this case.

"That's why we're still seeking the public for help," Widmer said.  "Someone who might have seen something that happened or seen something suspicious moments before or moments after ... to come forward and let us know about it."

If you have any information, call 911 or 88-CRIME, the Pima County Attorney's anonymous tip line.

A reward up to $1,000 will go to the person whose tip leads to an arrest in this unsolved case.

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