Phoenix shooting, fire leaves 5 dead; police dodge bullets

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Five people are dead, including a suspected attacker, after they were shot inside a Phoenix, Arizona, home that was on fire early Tuesday morning, according to Newsy's partners at KNXV.

NOW: Firefighters rushing off the roof, flames and smoke covering the roof. Among the dead is a 12-year-old girl, four of her relatives, and the alleged shooter - who was also a member of the same. Phoenix police have revealed that the alleged gunman shot and killed his relatives after setting portions of their home on fire.

Fire officials told KNXV police responded to reports of shots fired around 5 a.m. local time.

A 911 caller from the home described the shooting as a domestic situation, Crump said.

Crump said the suspect would shoot at first responders who were trying to get inside the home to help those injured inside and to put out the flames.

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Details are sketchy about what happened at the home, including how the fire started.

Details are sketchy about the incident unfolding Tuesday morning, but police Sgt. Trent Crump says there was an active shooter in the house and that it was on fire.

About a hundred firefighters and many police units from Phoenix and Glendale responded to the call.

Police and fire personnel responded to a home near 47th Avenue and Cactus Road. Police said the suspect may be the brother or son of the victims.