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Security guard shot during armored car robbery along the North Freeway, sheriff says | Suspects on the run

The sheriff says an off-duty University of Houston officer also fired at the suspects, but they don't know if either was hit.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A security guard was shot during an armored car robbery Friday outside a bank along the North Freeway and the two gunmen were able to get away, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

It happened around 10:40 a.m. at a bank in the 10300 block of the North Freeway. 

The robbers ambushed the Brinks armored car and pointed guns at the security guards and were able to get away with multiple cartridges of cash from an ATM, according to HCSO Maj. Susan Cotter.

One of the men opened fire and shot one of the guards in the arm. The guard was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was stable, Cotter said.

As they got away, an off-duty University of Houston police officer who was working security outside the bank fired shots at them. Investigators aren't sure if anyone was hit. 

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"It's very dangerous. It's very bold to be doing this in 10:40 in the morning, when there's a lot of activity in this Wal-Mart as well as these other businesses in the area. Very bold," Cotter said.

Shell casings were found near the ATM and several yards away in the Walmart parking lot.

Surveillance video captured the incident as it happened, and the FBI is reviewing the footage.

The suspects took off in a black Chevrolet Suburban, but it wasn't clear which direction they fled.

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