AUSTIN (KXAN) — One man is in serious condition this morning after being shot around midnight Thursday while inside his car at an Applebee’s in North Austin.
Austin Police say he was at the restaurant near I-35 and U.S. 183 to meet an acquaintance and was talking to that person through the window when a gunman tried to rob him.
The victim says the gunman told him, “Give me your watch or I’ll shoot you,” according to APD Cpl. Adrien Chopin.
The victim did not see a gun and tried to put his car in gear to drive off. Police say at that time either that suspect or the victim’s acquaintance started shooting into the car. The victim drove off, and the other two people left the scene.
The victim ended up at a Valero’s gas station just north of the Applebee’s. That is where he was transported to a hospital, says APD.
The victim is currently at a hospital in Round Rock. He is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds and is in serious condition with life-threatening injuries.
No one is in custody at this time and police did not give any description of either the victim’s acquaintance or the person who the victim says tried to rob him.