Hiker accidentally shot in South Mountain Park in Phoenix

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX (AP) -- Police say a man shot while hiking in south Phoenix was likely hit by a stray bullet from a private gun club.

Phoenix police Sgt. Vince Lewis says the 35-year-old hiker was treated for a non-life-threatening injury Saturday morning at South Mountain Park.

Lewis says the hiker was in an unauthorized portion of the park at the time of the shooting.

He says there is a private gun club at the base of the mountain.

Police say nobody they've spoken with recalls seeing any other hiker in that area.

South Mountain Park is considered the largest municipal park in the U.S. and is a popular hiking spot.

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