HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- Two gunmen were on the run after they shot a security guard in front of a north side complex, deputies said early Wednesday.

It was reported at the Trails of Dominion Grove located in the 200 block of Dominion Park near the North Freeway around 2:35 a.m.

Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff s Office said they arrived to find a 50-year-old man shot once in his abdomen. He was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition.

Investigators said two young men apparently approached the guard, and some type of altercation ensued. Both men fired at the guard and then fled the scene.

A detailed description of the suspects was not available. Investigators said there is no surveillance video, and no witnesses available to provide more information.

Investigators said they recovered three shell casings, which they're checking to see if the guard returned fire.

Residents said the guard is an immigrant from Africa and that he had only been working at the complex for a couple of weeks.

I ve seen him plenty of times coming up here. He s a real nice guy you know. I ve never had any problem with him. And it s sad it s just real sad because I know there was just a shooting over here at these apartments, but it s getting bad, said Tonya Johnson.

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