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Firebirds re-opens

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The doors to Firebirds Restaurant at La Encantada were back open as of 4 p.m. Wednesday. The place had been closed since last Friday, following a deadly shooting inside the restaurant.
 
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department told Tucson News Now, this past Friday night Tucson Fire Captain Fred Bair shot and killed Elliott Cobb, Bair then shot his ex-wife and turned the gun on himself.
 
We did talk with a manager at Firebirds, they told us they were just trying to open the place and get back to business. They also told us, that they didn’t have anything else to say.
 
We also talked with shoppers in the parking lot of La Encantada. The few that we talked with, told us they had plans to go back to the restaurant despite what happened last week.
 
Bill Correll was at the restaurant during the shooting. He and his wife had just flown into town. They wanted dinner so they walked over to Firebirds.

Correll said they went by the bar and made their way to the outdoor patio. After chatting with a few people they heard the gun shots. He tells us, he saw two waiters run out of the restaurant and hurdle over the patio fence. Correll and his wife left the area right away.

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