Police said the man had been shot in the back.

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A man was hospitalized after police said officers found him shot in south Phoenix on Sunday night.

Officers found the victim near 44th Street and Roeser Road around 9:30 p.m.

Police said the man had been shot in the back.

He was conscious and taken to the hospital and should survive, police said.

Police said there may have been a fight between the victim and somebody he knew while they were driving down Roeser. Officer said there might have also been a minor crash which caused the victim to smash into a tree close to where he was found.

Police aren't sure when the shooting happened; if it was while driving on Roeser or after the crash with the tree.

Roeser is restricted.

The investigation is ongoing.


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