A transgender victim was shot in the shoulder Monday evening during a confrontation at a gas station on Seven Mile on Detroit's west side, police said.

The shooting took place about 8:05 p.m. at the Mobil station on the 15000 block of West Seven Mile, just east of Greenfield.

The suspect and the victim, 29, exchanged words, after which the suspect pulled a gun, fired shots and fled. Police describe the suspect as a man about 30 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, dark-skinned, and armed with a handgun.

After being transported to an area hospital by medics, the victim was listed in serious condition.

Authorities have since released images of the suspect and the SUV he was believed to have left in.

Anyone who recognizes him or knows his whereabouts is asked to call the Detroit Police Department’s 12th Precinct at (313) 596-1240. Anonymous tips can also be submitted through Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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