Man shot because suspects said he owed them money, Lubbock Police said

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LUBBOCK, Texas — Lubbock Police responded to a shooting overnight with one victim suffering serious injuries, and two suspects remained at large Friday morning.

Before 1:00 a.m. Friday, someone called police to say a friend was shot near 40th Street and Chicago Avenue.

Prior to the shooting, the victim’s friend was at the Park Apartments, 5702 50th Street, when two suspects entered the apartment and demanded money, according to police.

The friend gave the suspects the small amount of cash she had, but that was not enough.

The suspects then demanded the friend call someone who would later become the gunshot victim, because he owed the suspects money, according to police.

The victim, along with three others in a vehicle, showed up to the apartment a short time later, police said.

The suspects ordered the victims to get out of the vehicle when they got into the apartment parking lot. The first suspect attempted to steal the vehicle, but the first victim interjected before the suspect shot the victim one time, according to police.

The gunshot victim was taken by two friends at the scene to the EMS station at 5503 Marsha Sharp Freeway. EMS found a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police said both suspects then ran away and were not found Friday.

The gunshot victim was taken to University Medical Center with serious injuries.

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