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Authorities searching for three men in Longview shooting

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Three men remain on the loose after Police say they shot an East Texas businessman, not far from a school.

Longview Police say the man was shot around 10 Wednesday morning, then drove himself a short distance to the Austin Bank on Loop 281, right down the road from the Longview High School campus.

The ambulances, police officers and search dogs indicated something serious was happening.

Concerned citizen Christina Keohn says, "I didn't hear any shots, so when the officer came to my door and asked if I had heard the shots I said, 'What shots?'"

The officer was talking about the robbery attempt that sent a local man to the hospital Wednesday morning.

"Apparently, he was doing a deposit for the business he worked for and he was ambushed," Longview Police Officer Seth Vanover explained.

Right out in the open--Officer Vanover says the robbers attacked while the victim was driving his car.

"The shooting actually occurred in the middle of the street and the victim drove himself to a local bank," Vanover said.

The robbers took off on foot.

Even with the dogs and helicopters, the robbers managed to get away.

The victim would not give up the money so the robbers got away with nothing.

The shooting victim was taken to a Longview hospital, but his exact condition has not been released.

If you have any information on this shooting, call Longview Police.

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