First responders from Pinal Rural Fire Rescue and Pinal County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene of a shooting at milepost 120 on Highway 77 near Mammoth on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.
The victim, who was not identified by PCSO, was shot in the face. The patient was transported by helicopter to the University Medical Center’s trauma center.
Tim Gaffney, Public Information Officer for PCSO, said that a gun was found at the scene but that detectives had not yet discovered what happened. The person was alone at the scene of the shooting and due to their condition had not been able to speak to detectives.
The case remains under investigation.