KUSA – A man was robbed at gunpoint and later shot in Lakewood early Wednesday morning after police say he left a convenience store and realized that two men were in the backseat of his car.

The shooting occurred in the area of South Pierce Street and West Arizona Avenue at approximately 2:30 a.m., according to Lakewood police.

Shortly before that, Lakewood police said the victim – a 38-year-old man – stopped at a 7-Eleven at West Mississippi and South Pierce Street.

Police said the victim was parked at the gas pumps, and when he came out, got inside his car and started heading southbound on Pierce.

That’s when he realized two men were in the backseat of his car, according to Lakewood police. Those men shot and robbed him, before getting out of the vehicle and running away.

The victim was able to drive back to the 7-Eleven and ask the clerk to call 911. He was taken to the hospital, and while his condition wasn’t released, Lakewood police said he was stable.

The two suspects were described as black males whose age was not known. Lakewood police said one of them was wearing a red-hooded sweatshirt and dark pants, and the other was wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.