LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Police are investigating a shooting that left a 30-year-old man seriously injured.
Lafayette Police were called at 4:48 a.m. Monday.
Sgt. Ian O'Shields said a man was leaving an apartment complex at 9th and Union streets when three men in their 20's approached him.
O'Shields said they tried to rob the victim, but he was able to get into his car. As he was driving away, one of the men fired a gun and it went through a window, hitting the man in the leg.
The victim was able to drive to a gas station at 9th and Ferry streets where he called the police.
A family member of the victim told News 18 the bullet hit the main artery and shattered his femur. They said he was taken to an Indianapolis hospital for surgery.
O'Shield said police are still looking for the three men involved and said investigators aren't sure if the victim knew them.
If you have any information about the investigation, you're asked to call Lafayette Police at 765-807-1200 or the anonymous WeTip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.