Man checking mail shot outside apartments

2 suspects sought in shooting on West Avenue

Author: Joy Presley, Producer,
Published On: Aug 23 2013 08:13:24 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 23 2013 08:20:14 AM CDT
West Avenue mailbox shooting

A man's trip to his mailbox ended with a shooting early Friday morning.

Shots were reported around 12:30 a.m. at the West Avenue Apartments in the 3400 block of West Avenue.

Police say the victim was checking his mail when he was approached by two men.

They demanded his wallet and one of the suspects pulled out a gun, police said.

The suspects and the victim got into a struggle and the victim was shot in the chest, police said. He was taken to University Hospital with serious injuries.

The two suspects had not been caught as of 7 a.m. Friday.