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Updated Jun 29, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Man injured in shooting outside north Phoenix Starbucks

The scene of the shooting is shown. (Photo: Jim Cross/KTAR)

A shooting outside a Starbucks coffee shop around 11:30 a.m. in north Phoenix resulted in one man being seriously injured.

Police said someone in an older silver Cadillac pointed a gun at the victim and ordered him into the vehicle. The suspect then demanded his property. The victim was able to escape somehow and that is when he was shot numerous times.

According to Phoenix Police spokesman James Holmes, at least three shots were fired and the 23-year-old male is now in surgery and fighting for his life. He was with his girlfriend at the time of the shooting.

"I really can't believe this man survived," said witness Laura Svihula. "He was not in good condition at all."

Svihula said she thought the gunshots were fireworks going off, until authorities began to arrive.

"And then all kinds of police came and just packed everything in," she said. "Right in front of me, right there was this man, on his knees and bleeding profusely. I mean I've never seen so much blood in my life."

Holmes said it doesn't appear that the victim and suspect know each other.

The shooter is still at large and is believed to have driven away in the Cadillac.

The vehicle was described as being a late 1970s to early 1980s model Cadillac with a silver body and white roof. The windows are darkly tinted and a driver's side window is broken.

The store near the Loop 101 and 31st Avenue is now closed and police are talking with witnesses.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call (480) WITNESS.


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