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Updated Aug 7, 2014 - 2:48 pm

Siblings' fight turns deadly in metro Phoenix

(KTAR Photo/Jim Cross)

PEORIA, Ariz. -- A fight involving two brothers left one man dead and the other in critical condition.

Police said 36-year-old Sunny Sanchez shot his 45-year-old brother three times during an argument at an apartment near 99th Avenue and Beardsley Road around midnight Thursday. Sanchez then shot and killed himself.

The surviving brother was taken to a hospital. His condition was unknown.

Sanchez's brother and mother were visiting from California. They, along with two roommates, were also in the apartment at the time of the shooting but were uninjured.

Police believe the brother's were arguing about Sanchez's girlfriend.

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges and Lonesome Dove.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, Texas Longhorns, The University of Montana Grizzlies.

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