Police in Phoenix are searching for a man who is accused of vomiting on a dog and then shooting the owner and two children.


KTVK reported that a 41-year-old man was walking his dog in the courtyard at the Casa Mia Apartments at around 10 p.m. on Tuesday when a 22-year-old man on the second floor balcony vomited on his dog. After the two men argued, the 41-year-old man attempted to retreat into his apartment. But just as he reached the door, the suspect opened fire, hitting the victim in the torso multiple times.

The victim's 14-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old boy who was visiting were also wounded by gunfire.

The father was in critical condition, but both the 14-year-old girl and the 9-year-old boy were expected to recover.

Police were searching for a 6-foot-1-inch black man with dread locks. He reportedly ran from the neighborhood after the shooting. His name had not been released.

Phoenix Officer James Holmes told WNEM that the the suspect and victim had a history of confrontation.

Watch this video from KTVK, broadcast July 10, 2013.