Man shot in head after pair tries to steal his backpack

Posted at 7:50 AM, Jul 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-30 10:50:23-04

The Phoenix Police Department is investigating after a man was shot in the head early Saturday morning. 

According to police, a man was walking near 23rd and Northern avenues around 5:30 a.m. when a man and woman, who were both on bicycles, approached him. Police say the man was carrying a backpack when the pair tried to take his belongings. 

Police believe the man was shot during the struggle. The pair fled on their bicycles traveling southbound. It's unclear which of the suspects actually shot the man. 

Police are searching for the suspects; they're described as being in their 20s, but further details are unavailable at the moment. 

Police say the man is expected to survive. 

The investigation is open and active.