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Left for dead, gunshot victim wanders desert near Boulder City

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BOULDER CITY, NV (FOX5) -

Police said a man was shot in a desert area near Boulder City and left for dead late Tuesday night.

Las Vegas Metro police responded to Armorock, a business near U.S. 95 and Spring Canyon Road, at about 5:40 a.m Wednesday.

A 30-year-old man claimed he was shot after he was driven to the desert by three men, police said. The group reportedly ordered the victim to get out of the vehicle before the shots rang. The group then left the victim.

The victim, who was wounded but alert, wandered around the desert before making contact with a worker at Armorock before 6 a.m. for medical assistance, according to Metro.

Emergency personnel responded and transported the victim to a hospital. His condition was not immediately disclosed.

“A lot of crazy things have been happening in Boulder City” Courtney Scott of Boulder City said. 

He made contact with an Armorock employee who helped him. No one at Armorock, the concrete company wanted to speak about what happened, but in Boulder City, people had a lot to say.

“It sounds a little far-fetched,” Timothy Connors, a tourist visiting from Seattle said. “There is a lot of moving elements.”

“I think he was on drugs or something,” Lindsey Dover, a tourist visiting from Tennessee said.

“When I heard about that I got really scared,” Scott said.

Police said the 33-year-old victim was taken straight to the hospital, from there he retold the story and said he was driven to the desert around 11 p.m. and that three men were in the car, one person he knew and two others.

“The second time in a year hearing about a shooting out here,” Nicholas Bonsang, who works near where the man was found said. “I mean it’s honestly very surprising because this is such a family-oriented town, high school kids go out to the dry lake bed all the time.”

“You would think it would be a movie,” Scott said. “Who knows now a days? Anything is possible and people now a days will go after you, no matter who you are or what you are.”

For others, the story of how the man got to the desert, isn’t adding up.

“In Boulder City ... to hear about that out here it’s very surprising," Bonsang said. "I mean the guy had to be drunk or something like that because you don’t ever hear anything like that out here.”

“At the end of the day ... I hope this person has a family to support him and he’s alright," Scott said.

Metro police said the man was transported to the hospital, and his condition is unknown.

The incident is under investigation.

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