Man trying to escape gunman shot accidentally by friend

By Frank Espinoza - News Producer
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HOUSTON - A man was wounded after he tried to break into a northwest Houston apartment.

The shooting happened at the apartment complex at 5300 W. Gulf Bank and Streamside.

Investigators said around 2 a.m. Friday, the man was doing meth inside an apartment when he left to go home. That's when he was approached by a man in the parking lot of the complex who pointed a gun at him.

The victim took off running and tried to get help from the apartment that he had just left.

When no one heard him banging on the door, officials said he broke a window while trying to get inside. He was shot by the man inside the apartment.

The man who fired the gun left the scene before police arrived.

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

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