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People help a man who was shot and wait for authorities to arrive

Posted at 7:13 AM, Sep 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-09 01:14:44-04

A man was hospitalized with serious but non-life threatening injuries in a midtown shooting early Friday morning.

Catherine Hinners owns a fitness company and usually holds her classes between two parks. Friday morning they were at McCormick Park and Hinners says it was unlike any other class. 

"Well we start early. About 6:05 am is when we heard about four gunshots, maybe five."

Hinners says they all couldn't believe what they had just heard. 

"We started to hear some voices coming diagonal from us and at that point some of the more concerned fitness members were like, "yeah we should probably call 9-1-1 and so I agreed with them and that's when I started to dial 9-1-1 and jog on over there."

Tucson police Sgt. Pete Dugan said the incident took place near Blacklidge and Columbus. 

After an altercation, multiple shots were fired and the victim was shot in the chest. Police came to the scene to administer first aid, likely saving his life.

Hinners said before police arrived they were there by the mans side helping them however they could. 

"One of my attendees ran over there and he's the one that provided the compression on the wound."

The man TPD is looking for drove off in a vehicle and remains at large.