16-year-old shot in the face during attempted robbery in west Harris County

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The injured 16-year-old can be seen in surveillance video walking around the car he was in several times, holding his face and neck area.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- New video shows a 16-year-old boy moments after he was shot in the face in west Harris County during an attempted robbery.

Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff's Office responded to a gas station in the 15200 block of Westheimer near Highway 6 and found the teenager who had been shot.

Investigators learned the shooting happened at the West Oaks Landing apartment complex a couple blocks away around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

The teenager was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

Deputies said he was sitting in the passenger seat of his 16-year-old friend's car in the parking lot of the apartment complex when a group of suspects pulled up and fired shots during an attempted robbery.

Surveillance video from a nearby business shows the black car the teens were in pull up to the gas station.

Police didn't show up for several minutes. It appeared that the teens did not call 911 right away.

The injured 16-year-old can be seen in the surveillance video walking around the car several times, holding his face and neck area.

It didn't appear that his injuries were very severe because he was able to get onto the stretcher on his own.

A woman who told ABC13 she is the mother of the injured teen didn't have much information about exactly what happened.

Officials did not release a description of the suspects.

NOTE: Harris County Sheriff's Office initially said the victim was 15 years old, but the teen's mother told ABC13 he is actually 16.

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