(PHOENIX, Ariz.) JUST IN: A man in a pick-up truck drove into cyclists taking part in a charity bike ride, that left at least six of them in a critical condition #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.20: Kristine M Sleighter, a spokeswoman for the Show Low Police Department, told reporters: “Our community is shocked at this incident and our hearts and prayers are with the injured and their families at this time.”

Arizona police shoot driver who crashed into charity bike ride when the incident happened at about 07:25 (14:25 GMT) in Show Low, a city about 180 miles north-east of Phoenix

Fire service vehicles and police vehicles at the scene of the incident in Show Low, Arizona
The cyclists were doing a 58-mile bike ride to raise money for a local school

Police said the suspect, described as a 35-year-old white male, fled the scene and was pursued by officers: Police then shot him behind a hardware store over a mile away, leaving him in a critical but stable condition.

The department added that the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office was assisting them, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety was investigating the shooting of the suspect.

Six cyclists were rushed to hospital after the crash, four of whom are in a critical condition, while the other two are critical but stable. Police said another two or three victims took themselves to hospital and are in a stable condition.

Local cycling shop owner Mike Godwin, who sponsored the race, told the New York Times that the group of cyclists who were hit by the vehicle were in the men’s master class group, aged 55 and above.

The race, Bike the Bluff, is a 58-mile (93 km) cycle ride through eastern Arizona to raise money for Mountain Christian School, a religious primary school in Show Low.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Jun.20: 2021:

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