Police Release Footage Of Mass Shooter At Hotel Who Shot 7 Victims Then Took His Own Life

WATCH: Chilling Video Shows Phoenix Hotel Mass Shooting, Police Response -Breaking 911

A suspect opened fire in north Phoenix on Aug. 28, killing two people and injuring five others. He then took his own life.

A man and woman were shot and killed after a suspect shot at a car they were riding in. The suspect tried to light a Molotov cocktail, but failed to do so. Police were responding to this call when they were met with gunfire. Two officers were injured in the exchange, but have since been released and are recovering at home.

The suspect shot and wounded an officer at a motel on Aug. 28. He was wearing a ballistic vest, a ballistic helmet, a gas mask, knee pads, and was armed with a semi-automatic rifle.

The owner of an auto shop shared surveillance footage with detectives and FOX 10 showing the gunman’s movements and the mayhem he caused. The gunman’s bullets shattered the windows of a van parked inside and lodged into its rearview mirror and windshield.

Sean Castel was staying at the Days Inn when the shooting broke out. He ran into the bathroom the moment Phoenix Police confirmed Williams opened fire at the building. Another witness spoke out about the shooting, saying the shooter changed direction when he saw a car pull up.

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams remarked on violence against police, asking when will the violence end, and mentioning innocent bystanders getting killed and hurt by gun violence.

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