The family was having a dispute over their business which turned into violence.
Police of Phoenix said that on Thursday, the 50 year old Driss Diaeddinn after having a one hour long standoff took out gun and shot his brothers 56 year old Dodi Fayed, 38 year old Reda Diaeddinn, and their mother 76 year old Kenza Benzakur on the ground floor of their house.
He then went upstairs to shoot his brother’s spouse, 26 year old Meriem Ben Yahia and then killed himself.
The police said that they had dispute over their limousine business and he shot at each victim in a way that they were dead.
Two of his family members escaped from home unharmed along with two children, his wife escaped from the back door of the house with two children aged 10 months and 3 years and she called 911.
‘Our dispatcher could hear shots fired in the background while that call was coming in, a caller had been able to escape the home at that point, get out, and start to give us information,’ said Phoenix Police Sergeant Trent Crump.
The other women who were unharmed were the suspect’s sister, who emerged from the home when the police arrived on the scene. She said that she had been hiding in the bathroom.
When the officers and team members went inside they pronounced all the five as dead.
Crump said, ‘Witness information at this time indicates there had been an ongoing business dispute between the 3 brothers.”
The witnesses from the neighborhood said that they were speaking in Arabic over the microphone; the family is believed to be Moroccan.
The SWAT team and scout snipers were breaking through the windows and doors at the scene.
A robot was then sent in to assess the scene as to what happened inside before officials and snipers were sent inside the house.