Three brothers and the mother and spouse of one of them have been shot dead in a Phoenix home following a 'family dispute' and an hours' long standoff.

Two other women and two children managed to escape the home unharmed.

One of those women told officers that the shooting stemmed from a family dispute gone wrong, police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump said.
Overnight, police drafted in an Arabic speaker to negotiate with people inside as the family are of Moroccan origin. Despite this, shots were heard after about an hour and SWAT teams moved in. Police aren't looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths. The family haven't been identified but are believed to run a transportation service.