Phoenix police Sgt. Vince Lewis talks about a shooting at a south Phoenix apartment complex on July 11, 2017. A neighbor found a man on the ground outside a unit; two children younger than 5 were inside. Josiah Destin/

A Phoenix man has died of wounds suffered when he was shot Tuesday morning outside a south Phoenix apartment complex, police said.

Mario Ruiz, 29, was found wounded lying outside the apartment unit while two children younger than 5 years old were alone inside, Phoenix police said. It happened near Eighth Street and Dobbins Road around 11:30 a.m.

Sgt. Vince Lewis said the man was taken to a hospital,where he later was pronounced dead. 

Family members have taken custody of the children, who were unharmed, Lewis said.

Anyone with further information regarding the incident is urged to call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 (WITNESS) or for Spanish 480-837-8446 (TESTIGO).

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