MESA, Ariz. - A 2-year-old boy was found at a condominium complex pond near Baseline and Dobson roads -- and the little boy's condition is still unknown.
Residents who live in the area are shocked and have safety concerns.
"Once we heard the screams, me and my kids went out to our patio and we saw the family," said Candy Acosta.
Mesa firefighters arrived at the Water Works condominiums after 6 p.m. on Saturday night to find the child in an unfenced pond area.
Neighbors say the child doesn't live here and was visiting family members at the complex.
"Oh, it was horrible. My kids are grown, they're older, but my family comes and visits and I have my nieces and nephews, so it's very, very dangerous," said Acosta.
"It was a lot of emotion going on, a lot of screaming. I would be just as frustrated too, not knowing what happened to my 2-year-old, but it was a lot of emotion in the air last night," said another neighbor.
Residents with young children are now questioning the safety of the pond area. They say it's at least three feet deep.
There's a visible sign that reads, "No swimming, playing, throwing rocks, or trash in the in ponds. Thank you."
"The pool is even gated off, so my concern is why aren't the ponds gated off?"
This mother held onto to her daughter tighter as this community sends prayers to the little boy.
"I cried last night and I'm like, I don't even know this family, but I couldn't imagine the pain that they're going through right now."
We will keep you updated on the child's condition. His name has not been released.