PHOENIX - Authorities say a young man was shot outside a north Phoenix Starbucks Friday.
The shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. at a mall near Interstate 17 and the Loop 101.
Phoenix Fire Department spokesman Scott McDonald said a 23-year-old male was taken to a local hospital. Police said he is in critical but stable condition.
"He was gasping for air. He could barely get the words out. He was just screaming I've been shot call the cops," said Lauren Florendo.
Phoenix police Officer James Holmes said the victim was meeting his girlfriend at the theater when an older Cadillac pulled up alongside him and someone in the vehicle pointed a gun at him, ordering him into the car.
The suspects robbed the victim and at some point the victim was able to get out of the car and shots were fired, Holmes said.
"You could see the bullet holes in the chest and blood all over his shirt," Florendo said.
The man was shot, possibly twice, and went into the Starbucks for help.
Holmes said the suspect vehicle is a late 1970s or early 1980s silver Cadillac with a white roof and dark windows. He said the driver's side window may be broken, possibly shot out.
Witnesses told police the vehicle was last seen heading out of the mall parking lot to north 31st Avenue and then north.
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