An armed thief is on the run after carjacking and shooting a man in north Houston, according to Houston police.

It happened as the victim was walking to his car at the Casa Real Apartments on 215 East Little York and the North Freeway around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

Police say the gunman walked up to the victim, shot him in the chest, and stole his Toyota Corolla.

A friend of the victim allegedly chased the thief and shot at the car, but it didn't stop him.

The victim was taken to Ben Taub Hospital in serious condition.