UPDATE: Authorities ID suspect and victims in deadly La Encantad - Tucson News Now

UPDATE: Authorities ID suspect and victims in deadly La Encantada shooting

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Tucson Fire Capt. Fred Bair. Source: Facebook Tucson Fire Capt. Fred Bair. Source: Facebook
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Tucson Fire Department and the Pima County Sheriff's Department have confirmed that fire Capt. Frederick Bair was the gunman in the restaurant shooting at La Encantada Mall on Friday night, April 14. Police have also identified the victims in the shooting.

The Tucson Fire Department released this brief statement Saturday, April 15.

"The Tucson Fire Department is heart broken over the news regarding the shooting at La Encantada that occurred Friday night. The shooting left one person injured and two dead, one of which was Captain Fred Bair. The department extends it thoughts and prayers to the families of this tragic event."

PCSD tell us 65-year-old Eliot Cobb has been identified as the other death in Friday's shooting. The second victim has been confirmed by police to be Bair's ex-wife. She was shot in the leg, but is expected to survive. In respect for the privacy of the surviving victim we will not release her name at this time. 

The incident happened inside Firebirds Wood Fired Grill.

The gunman, Frederick Bair was a 24 year veteran with the Tucson Fire Department, he joined TFD in 1993. According to Tucson Fire and an obituary site, Bair’s younger brother, Frank, passed away on April 10, from diabetes and funeral services were held for him on Thursday.

Tucson News Now talked to Bair's neighbors and one man who lives next door to him. They were devastated to learn about the shooting.

“For me it’s really sad. It’s crazy to think what people can do or what people do when they’re sad or angry – the actions they lash out to,” neighbor, Matthew Hollonbeck said.

Bair was 60 years old.

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