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/

Police said a man was critically injured after being shot late Tuesday morning at a south Phoenix apartment complex.

Police said a neighbor found the wounded man lying outside a unit while two children younger than 5 years old were alone inside. 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 was in critical condition.

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

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