Man shot in the leg at Oklahoma City carwash, police searching for suspects

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City police say a man was shot in the leg after running from two men who allegedly tried to rob him.

 Authorities were called to a car wash in the 2900 block of S.W. 59th St. around 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Officers say the victim told them he was getting change from a machine at the car wash when two men approached him.

"At least one of them was armed with a gun. They told him not to move. When he saw the gun, he turned and ran," MSgt. Gary Knight, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said.

 That is when the victim said he was shot in the right leg.

Fortunately, he was able to make it to a nearby gas station to call for help.

"I think it's crazy. It's shocking," Timothy Cook, who works nearby, said.

 Cook works for a cell phone company and is usually set up under a tent in the gas station’s parking lot.

He says he was not working when the shooting happened, but now he is worried.

"My biggest concern now is the safety for me and other people," Cook said.

People in the area are hoping the alleged suspects are caught soon.

Police are asking anyone who knows anything about the crime to come forward.

The alleged shooter is described as a black man, standing 6'0" tall with a small afro.

We are told the victim is still in the hospital, but that he is okay.

NewsChannel 4 tried talking with the owners of the gas station, but they said they were too upset to talk on camera.

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