HOUSTON -- A man was shot during a robbery at an apartment complex in west Houston on Wednesday night, police said.

According to the Houston Police Department, the shooting happened around 8:20 p.m. at an apartment in the 9400 block of Briar Forest Drive. 

Police said the victim was shot in the stomach.

The victim's girlfriend was home at the time on the 2nd floor of the apartment unit. She heard the gunfire and came downstairs to find her boyfriend wounded.

The shooter fled the scene.

The victim told police he was robbed, but he wasn't able to say what was taken from him, officers at the scene say.

The man was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.