Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey: 'I've spoken to Mayor [John] Giles and offered the full support and resources of the state in handling this senseless shooting. I've also directed the Arizona Department of Public Safety to assist Mesa with any and all resources required' - statement
Editor's note: The number of victims in the Mesa, Ariz, shooting, as well as their status, is unclear, with local media reporting various numbers. Azcentral.com reports that six people were shot, and at least one person is dead, citing a police department source. ABC 15 is reporting one person is in "extremely critical condition" and at least three others are injured after shootings at multiple locations. We are watching for an anticipated press conference for confirmed details. - Stephanie
Mesa (/ˈmɛsə/ MES-ə) is a city in Maricopa County, in the State of Arizona and is a suburb located about 20 miles (32 km) east of Phoenix. Mesa is the central city of the East Valley section of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. It is bordered by Tempe on the west, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community on the north, Chandler and Gilbert on the south, and Apache Junction on the east. As of the 2010 Census Mesa became Arizona's center of population.
Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona, after Phoenix and Tucson. and the 38th-largest city in the US. The city is home to 439,041 people as of 2010 according to the Census Bureau. Mesa is home to numerous higher education facilities including Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University.