Shooting (Photo: The Republic)

A 23-year-old man died in the hospital after police found him with a gunshot wound in a vehicle near 85th Lane and Monterey Way on Friday afternoon, according to officials. 

Phoenix police, at about 3:30 p.m., responded to a report of a shooting at a parking lot of a strip mall near Thomas Road and 75th Avenue, but officers did not find the victim, according to Phoenix police spokeswoman Sgt. Mercedes Fortune. 

A few minutes later, officers responded near 85th Lane and Monterey Way to a second call of a person who was shot and found the man, later identified as Anthony Hainsworth, inside a vehicle with a gunshot wound, Fortune said.

The man was taken to a hospital in “very” critical condition, according to Fortune. 

Police have not identified a suspect, Fortune said.

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 or 480-837-8446 for Spanish. 

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