Yuma police officers responded to reports of a man down in the 2100 block of South 5th Avenue at about 4:43 a.m. Friday.

According to spokesperson Sgt. Lori Franklin, when officers arrived on scene, they located a 31-year-old male with gunshot wounds.

Franklin said the victim was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center and later flown to a Phoenix-area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

There is no further information at this time.

YPD encourages anyone with any information about this incident to them at 928-373-4700, or 78-CRIME at 928-782-7463 to remain anonymous.

James Gilbert can be reached at jgilbert@yumasun.com or 539-6854. Find him on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/YSJamesGilbert or on Twitter @YSJamesGilbert.

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