A man is in surgery after police said he was shot by another man he knew in Mesa on Thursday night.

It happened near University Drive and Gilbert Road.

Police said there was a fight that turned physical between the two men. That's when one man pulled out a handgun and shot the other man.

The victim, in his late 40s or 50s, was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery.

Police didn't know if the injuries were life-threatening.

Police said the suspect was detained and is currently being questioned.

A motive is still unknown.

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