A man was shot in the leg outside of his southwest Houston apartment complex Wednesday night.

Police said the victim had just returned home and was walking into his apartment on Gessner Road near Bissonnet Street when he was confronted by three suspects at 10:45 p.m. For some reason, they shot him in the leg and ran off.

The victim was conscious and moving when he was wheeled into an ambulance.

Police are still working on the motive for the shooting, but said robbery seemed likely.

Neighbors described the victim as a family man, well mannered and polite.