A Detroit man is in serious condition after being shot in the leg during a robbery early Friday morning on the city's east side, police said.

The shooting happened at about 2 a.m. in the 11300 Courville near Kelly Road and Hayes Street, said Dontae Freeman, a spokesman for the Detroit Police Department.

Police said the victims, a 38-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman, were in a vehicle that pulled into the rear of a home on Courville Street.

Two suspects, dressed in all black and armed with a handgun, approached the victims on foot, according to police.

Investigators said when the victims attempted to flee, one of the suspects fired a shot and struck the male victim in the right leg. 

The suspects then removed some items from their vehicle, a Jeep Liberty, and fled.

Police were called and the injured victim was taken to the hospital. The female victim was not injured.

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