Investigators say the victim and another man were leaving the Vertigo Disco in the 5800 block of South Gessner near Sands Point Drive around 5:30am when they were ambushed by two men in the shopping center parking lot.
According to investigators, the two victims, who are in their early 20s, were walking to their car when two other men pulled up in a white Toyota Celica. The suspects jumped out of the car and demanded that the victims empty their pockets.
One of the victims tried to stop the suspects and was shot in the torso. He was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital for surgery and is expected to survive, officials said.
The other victim was not hurt.
The suspects escaped with the victims' money, jewelry and cell phones. Anyone with information on this crime can call Houston police or Crime Stoppers.
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