PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A good Samaritan talked to Arizona's Family about rescuing a man who was shot in Phoenix Tuesday evening. It happened around 6 p.m. in the area of 27th Avenue and Camelback Road.  

[WATCH: Glendale EMT rescues man shot in Phoenix]

Police said they got initial reports that the man was fighting with two other men when one shot him. Both the men reportedly ran away afterward. 

Andrew Abranson says he lives right across the street from where the shooting took place. He said he was sitting in his house playing video games when he heard a "bang."

"My wife goes, 'Is that a gunshot?'" said Abranson. "So, I look over the door. I see a guy. He's holding his stomach. I open the door and said, 'Are you alright?' He screams, 'I've been shot.' I grabbed my medkit. I ask my wife to call 911."

Abranson said he saw a lot of blood coming from the man. When he went to take off the man's sweatshirt, he saw that he was wounded in his rib area. "So, I pulled a piece of plastic over it [the hole], not to let air inside. And then, I looked at his arm and it was shooting bright, red blood. I was holding pressure and asked my wife to get a tourniquet [a device that applies pressure]. And then I wrapped it up," said Abranson.

He said it didn't take long for the police to arrive. "It took police like four minutes. They were pretty quick. The bleeding stopped. Police came and gave me some gloves so I could render better care without getting so nasty," Abranson said.

Abranson and his wife were concerned that the man wouldn't survive because he wasn't communicating with them. "We got worried that he wasn't going to make it because he wasn't talking to us," he said. "But my wife's really good at getting people awake. She got him talking."

As an EMT for Maricopa Ambulance in Glendale, Abranson has a lot of experience with saving lives. He's also served his country.

"It was kind of just second nature at this point. I was in the Marines. So, tourniquets are pretty much a second thing I got to know," he said.

Police said the man was taken to the hospital and the extent of his injuries is unknown at this time. Abranson is hopeful that the man will pull through.

"I'm just really glad that he's alright and awake. I'm sure that the hospital is going to take good care of him," said Abranson.

Police are still searching for the suspects connected to this shooting.


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