Police are searching for a suspect after a man was gunned down during an attempted robbery in Killeen Wednesday morning.

The shooting occurred outside the Hillcrest Apartment complex at 1104 Ronstan Dr. shortly after 11 a.m. Police responding to a 911 call found the 22-year-old victim lying in the parking lot of the complex with severe wounds. He was reportedly shot in the abdomen. The man was conscious when officers arrived and was transported to Scott and White Hospital in Temple in critical condition.

The victim and witnesses told police that a blue car driven by a woman pulled up to the victim as he was in the parking lot, and that a man exited the vehicle and demanded money. After the two exchanged words, the man shot the victim, then fled the scene in the car.

We’ll have more on this story as it develops.