Good Samaritan shot while helping woman in Phoenix By Cassondra Strande, The Arizona Republic-12 News Breaking News Team 6 hours ago A Good Samaritan who came to the aid of a woman being mugged in Phoenix was shot in the neck by the assailant and the woman was also shot, police said Thursday. The woman was walking near 48th Street and Virginia Avenue after 9 p.m. Wednesday when a man carrying a firearm approached her and demanded her money and cellphone, Phoenix Detective James Holmes said. Another man, riding his bike, saw the gunman attack the woman. He stepped in to help her, Holmes said. The gunman shot both the woman and the man who had come to help and fled. The gunman didn't get any property from the victims, Holmes said. The man was badly wounded and taken to a hospital in serious condition. Police believe that the man ran southbound on 48th Street. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call "Crime Stop" at 602-262-6151 or Phoenix Police Violent Crimes Bureau at 602-262-6141.