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HOUSTON - Three armed gunmen shot a man as he tried to run from a robbery early Wednesday, police said.

Officers with the Houston Police Department were called to the 1300 block of Greens Parkway on the north side around 3 a.m.

Police said a woman was returning home from work when three men approached and asked to use her phone. She said she was about to let them use it when three other men walked up with guns in their hands.

The gunmen pointed their weapons at the woman and the three other men, telling them to get on the ground. One of the victims, however, turned around and tried to run away.

The man was shot in his shoulder and was rushed to the hospital in stable condition.

The suspects fled before police arrived, taking the woman s purse.

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