Driver of an ice cream truck shot in Avondale

AVONDALE, AZ - Authorities say a man driving an ice cream truck has been shot during an apparent robbery attempt west of Phoenix.

Avondale police say the man is hospitalized in critical condition Thursday evening. His name hasn't been released yet.

Police say the man and his wife were operating their ice cream truck near Van Buren Street and Dysart Road when the shooting occurred.

The man's wife escaped injury.

Police are still searching for the shooter, who fled the scene.

Schools in the area were released from lockdown after canine units completed a search.