Gun found at same park where boy was shot in Phoenix

PHOENIX - A Phoenix police officer found a gun at the same park where a boy was shot.

ABC15 was there on Tuesday afternoon when the officer found a revolver in the bushes at the park. 

It is unclear at this time if the gun is connected to Monday’s shooting. 

Phoenix police say the child, who is believed to be 14-years-old, was rushed to the hospital after being shot at the park near 99th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road on Monday night. 

Police say the boy suffered an apparent gunshot wound to the leg, and was not cooperating with officers at the scene about what happened. Police say early indications lead officers to believe the shooting was either accidental or self-inflicted. 

Air15 video showed multiple police units stationed around a playground in the area.  

Brian Hook lived in neighborhood for five years and says it’s a fairly quiet area. He heard about the shooting on social media.

"Just worried. You know, trying to keep my kids safe... you know, talk to them; make sure that they look out for things like that and not be involved with someone that does have a gun or anything like that,” Hook said. “Just keep them out of harm's way any way possible."

A Good Samaritan didn’t want to be named, but said she heard the gunshot while on a walk with her dogs.

"I looked up and here's a young man laying under the gazebo and blood everywhere; blood everywhere."

She says she saw another kid run away from the area when she started to approach.

"I just compressed the wound until the police got here,” she said. “He said, 'It hurts, it hurts. Get your hands off of me' and I said, 'I can't.' I said, 'I've got to stop your bleeding.'"

The Good Samaritan says the boy was going in and out of consciousness until police arrived.

He was taken to the hospital in stable but critical condition. 

Stay with abc15.com for updates.

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