A man was in the hospital Friday morning, after he was shot outside of his North Harris County apartment.

Investigators said the man was found near the bottom of a stairwell at The Venetian on Ella apartment complex.

According to deputies, witnesses saw two men running from the scene.

Officers weren't sure why an attacker would target the man, but they didn't believe the man was shot during a robbery.

Emergency crews rushed the victim to Ben Taub Hospital, where he remained in serious condition Friday morning.