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Man Shot Twice During Northeast Austin Robbery

Updated: Friday, May 30 2014, 05:27 AM CDT

Right now, a man is recovering after being shot twice in Northeast Austin, and police are looking for three suspects. They tell us the victim was shot during a robbery at an apartment complex on Park Plaza around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Police tell KEYE TV the man was shot twice during the robbery. After the bullets hit his stomach and shoulder, police say the man drove himself to the Jack in the Box, went inside, and got help. EMS took him to Brackenridge. He is expected to survive. They say the three male suspects took off in a black sedan, possibly a BMW. To find the suspects, police are banking on evidence they collected from the victim's car and surveillance in the area.  Police also tell us they have witnesses in the area during the shooting.

Officers tell us robberies are all too common in the Rundberg area. One big challenge, according to a corporal working there: they're short on officers.

"It's a pretty big strain on most of the officers on my shift because they work hard," said Cpl. Joseph Price of APD. "It's kinda like a never ending battle. It's like trying to hold back water with your hands. You just can't do it."

APD Chief Art Acevedo is pushing for more officers citywide.

Man Shot Twice During Northeast Austin Robbery

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