A 20-year-old man was in critical condition late Tuesday afternoon following a shooting early that morning.

Carroll Smith, Killeen Police Department spokeswoman, said officers continue to investigate the shooting after receiving a report at 1:22 a.m. Tuesday that a man was shot in the 3800 block of Hitchrock Drive.

Upon arrival, officers located a 20-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound.

The preliminary investigation revealed the man and a woman were walking when a black man wearing a red hoodie and red bandana and riding a bicycle approached them, according to a news release. The suspect demanded money from the victim and when the victim did not hand over any money, the suspect shot him and fled south on Hitchrock Drive.

The victim was airlifted to Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple. His name has not been released.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477 or www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. All information is confidential and anonymous. If your tip results in the arrest of the person responsible for this crime, you could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash.

Contact Sarah Rafique at srafique@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7549. Follow her on Twitter at KDHreporter.

I'm the education reporter at the Killeen Daily Herald. Follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SarahRafique

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