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Investigation underway after man found shot behind Phoenix business

Dec 25, 2022, 2:00 PM | Updated: Dec 28, 2022, 2:44 pm

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

PHOENIX — An investigation is underway after a man was found shot behind a business in Phoenix on Christmas Eve, authorities said.

Officers responded to a call of a shooting near 27th Avenue and Indian School Road around 11:10 p.m., the Phoenix Police Department said in a press release.

When they arrived they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound behind a business, police said.

The man was taken to a hospital with critical injuries. On Dec. 28, police said the victim, 34-year-old Eric Charles Saunders, died of his injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-948-6377.

No additional information was available.

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Investigation underway after man found shot behind Phoenix business