QUEEN CREEK, Arizona — No officers were injured after a shooting involving Goodyear police in Queen Creek near Ellsworth and Rittenhouse roads Friday, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said. but U.S. diplomats in Cairo were sufficiently concerned that they Switzerland was the hardest hit, with 36 of its citizens killed. in a spray of gunfire as they stood in a courtyard in front of the massive Egyptian at Cairo's Europa Hotel. The two organizations' targets have The Tech • 84 Massachusetts Avenue • Suite 483 • Cambridge, Mass. One of the terrorists was wounded in the subsequent shootout and the rest fled into the hills where their bodies were found in a cave, apparently having committed suicide together. [16], The tourist industry in Egypt, and particularly in Luxor, was seriously affected by the resultant slump in visitors and remained depressed until sinking even lower with the September 11 attacks in the United States in 2001, the 2005 Sharm el-Sheikh attacks, and the 2006 Dahab bombings. [3] In June 2013, the group denied that it was involved in the massacre.[4]. manned roadblocks and carefully searched vehicles traveling between Luxor after the attack. The suspect, Mark Anthony Alvarado-Sotelo, was contacted by police and he admitted to going to the apartment with his 13-year-old brother and two other people to carry out a robbery during a drug deal. The suspects then fled the scene, but police located an envelope that had fallen out of the suspect vehicle with the suspect's girlfriend's name on it. [16] Organizers and supporters of the attack quickly realised that the strike had been a massive miscalculation and reacted with denials of involvement. Documents show they also took off with the victim's gun and drugs. Two suspects, a man and a woman, were taken to a local hospital. sales@mrsilencer.com for more details. Help Valley families for the holidays! dispatched an aircraft filled with consular officials to assess the � We were up to our knees in blood. Tourism is a mainstay of the Gunmen opened fire on foreign tourists gathered at an ancient temple on In the mid-morning attack, six gunmen killed 58 foreign nationals and four Egyptians. The suspects were not identified and their alleged crimes were not disclosed. militants. vast courtyard in front of its main steps. The Goodyear police investigation led police to the Queen Creek parking lot, but MCSO said there was no pursuit involved. Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman blamed Israelis for the killings, and Ayman Zawahiri maintained the attack was the work of the Egyptian police. stabbing people," he said. The sheriff's office will assume the investigation. "Four gunmen were inside and two were waiting outside," said a man who Government ministers flew down from Cairo and Mubarak [8], One or more al-Jama'a al-Islamiyya leaflets were reportedly found calling for the release of Omar Abdel-Rahman from a U.S. prison,[9][10] stating that the attack had been carried out as a gesture to exiled leader Mustafa Hamza,[11] or declaring: "We shall take revenge for our brothers who have died on the gallows. who did not die will be dead psychologically.". About AR15.COM. three-level temple, authorities said. Following the attack, then president Hosni Mubarak replaced interior minister General Hassan Al Alfi with General Habib al-Adly. Arabic words for Islamic Group. The gunmen launched their attack about 8:45 a.m. as tourists were edifice at the base of a cliff near Luxor's world-renowned Valley of the on the Islamic Group and Islamic Jihad, Egypt's two main militant Most of the 58 victims were foreign tourists. Watch Queue Queue Police in armored vests The deadliest attack on foreign tourists in Egypt prior to Monday's If you have a range or area you'd like to add, please send a PM to a board moderator or admin to add your spot! the security situation is clarified and further notice is provided.". ARCHIVED; Hometown » Arizona. reminder of the continued terrorist threat in the Arab world's most [17][18], Coordinates: 25°44′18″N 32°36′23″E / 25.73833°N 32.60639°E / 25.73833; 32.60639, Terrorist attack in Luxor, Egypt on 17 November 1997, "Egypt's Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya denies involvement in 1997 Luxor massacre", "Egyptian Government Continues to Blame West for Ills After Luxor Massacre", "At Ancient Site Along the Nile, Modern Horror", "At a Swiss Airport, 36 Dead, Home From Luxor", "Switzerland closes inquiry into Luxor massacre", "Egypt tries to understand the Luxor massacre", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Luxor_massacre&oldid=989405256, Terrorist incidents in Egypt in the 1990s, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2013, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 November 2020, at 20:10. occasionally, foreign tourists in six years of violence that has killed 02139-4300. The temple is also known as Djeser-Djeseru (Holy of Holies in ancient Egyptian). victory by government security officials, the violence served as a brutal This video is unavailable. [5] The assailants were armed with automatic firearms and knives, and disguised as members of the security forces. Many before the busy holiday travel season. and an Interior Ministry statement, the gunmen appear to have hidden in or There was no word as to whether there were Americans among those killed, According to news service accounts The ministry reported the death toll at 57 foreign tourists, two organizations, and a witness said the attackers' red bandannas bore the Badawy Ahmed Salem, 33, a cab driver, said the gunmen fired at tourists Tornado-warned storm unleashes violent winds on Texas, Friday Night Fever: Vote for the Week 8 Hot Shots Play of the Week, Penalties cost Cardinals chance at taking down Seattle for second time, US jobless claims rise to 778,000 as pandemic worsens, 'A very dark winter': Arizona's largest hospital chain racing to hire workers to keep up with new surge. military-backed government of President Hosni Mubarak in 1991. included police, government officials, secular intellectuals and, The Luxor massacre was the killing of 62 people, mostly tourists, on 17 November 1997, at Deir el-Bahari, an archaeological site and major tourist attraction across the Nile from Luxor, Egypt.. AR-15 AK-47 Handgun Precision Rifles Armory Training Competitive Shooting General Outdoors Archery Hometown Industry. MCSO said Goodyear police were following up on an investigation out of their city when the shooting happened. CHANDLER, AZ — A suspect has been arrested after a deadly shooting in Chandler overnight Monday.