PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Phoenix police are searching for suspects who shot a photographer in a park Thursday night around 9 p.m.
According to Sgt. Tommy Thompson of the Phoenix Police Department, the victim, a 33-year-old man, was "working as a photographer" in Encanto Park near 15th Avenue and Encanto Boulevard when he was approached by three young men who asked him to take their photos.
After he took their pictures, an altercation occurred. Police say the suspects started calling the victim racial slurs and two of the suspects shot him.
The suspects took off from the area, and the victim was taken to a hospital.
Thompson said he is expected to survive.
The three men are all described as Hispanic males who are 18 to 25 years old. One man was wearing a white shirt and red shorts. The second man was wearing a black shirt and black pants. And the third was also wearing a black shirt and black pants.