Tucson Police have made an arrest in the shooting of a seven year old boy. Sergeant Pete Dugan says the victim was with family visiting a relative Wednesday afternoon at an apartment complex in the 6200 block of South Campbell, when the mother called 9-1-1 to report her son had just been shot.

Dugan says police arrived to find the wounded boy outside the apartment shot in his lower back, although the shooting actually happened indoors.  Officers applied first aid to stop the bleeding, then yielded to Tucson firefighters who rushed him to the hospital. After surgery Wednesday night, Dugan says the boy is in stable condition and is expected to survive.

Dugan can’t say much for the moment about the arrest or the circumstances behind it. But he confirms a hand gun was involved and police now have possession of that weapon.

–Barbara Villa