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HOUSTON -- A man tried to fight back against a thief Saturday night in northwest Houston and ended up in the hospital, police said.

According to the Houston Police Department, the victim was on Wirt Road at Long Point at 9 p.m. when a gunman ran up and tried to rob him. The victim struggled, so the suspect shot him in the back and ran off.

Police said the victim was taken to Ben Taub Hospital in serious but stable condition.

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