Sheriffs: Man shot while walking in desert near Gila Bend

- Sheriffs say one man was shot while walking with his friend through the desert near Gila Bend.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened near Interstate 8 and milepost 135 when the man called 911 saying he had been shot while walking in the desert.

The victim told deputies he was separated from his friend, who remains missing. The victim was hospitalized with a gun shot wound to his leg.

Deputies say a third person who was with the pair was found and taken into custody.

Officials are expected to continue searching for the missing person on Friday morning.

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