Man shot, drives into tree on southwest side - Tucson News Now

Man shot, drives into tree on southwest side

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Pima County Sheriff's Deputies responded to emergency calls on the southwest side when they came upon a car crash and a driver who had been reportedly shot.

Deputies responded to reports of shots fired near Irvington and Cactus Wren just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday when they saw a purple humvee crash into a tree on the side of the road. 

The driver told deputies he had been shot and he was transported to UAMC with life-threatening injuries.

"The detective immediately rendered first aid," said Jesus Banuelos with the Pima County Sheriff's Office. "As he approached the vehicle, he spoke to the driver. The driver told him that he had been shot."

Traffic continues to flow smoothly on Irvington. Deputies have not blocked off the road, just the shoulder as they continue to gather evidence at the active crime scene.

There is no information on where the driver was shot and there are no suspects at this time.

Sonu Wasu is at the scene. Follow her on Twitter at @SonuWasu for updates and stay with Tucson News Now for more information at 6 p.m.

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