Two men at large after robbery, shooting outside southwest Houston night club

Houston police officers assess information at the scene of a robbery and shooting outside a night club in southwest Houston
August 19, 2013 6:17:45 AM PDT
A night out ended with one man in the hospital after police say he was robbed and shot in southwest Houston.

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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