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Man shot during attempted carjacking

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Grand Prairie police are looking for the gunman who beat and shot a college student during an attempted carjacking.

Tuesday night started out as a night of studying with college buddies and turned into a night of terror for a software engineering student from Ghana who wants to be called David.

"I thought I was gonna die. I thought I was gonna die," he said.

When he returned to his family's Grand Prairie apartment around midnight a man with a gun demanded his car and computer.

He threw his keys and laptop on the ground and said something like, "Please don't shoot me."

"When I said that, he said, 'Shut up.' I said, 'Please don't shoot me. Take the keys.' He opened fire," he said.

The gunman didn't take anything. Instead he fired shot after shot while chasing David. He pistol whipped him and eventually shot him in the leg.

"He followed me as I tried to hide," the victim said. "I had my hands on my head, trying to protect my head. He shot the last one and the last one got me."

David ran up the stairs to his family's apartment. He was treated at the hospital for a bullet wound in his leg but is back home grateful things weren't worse.

Police only have a limited description of the suspect – a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

Both the victim and his neighbors said it's going to be tough to not be nervous until he's caught.

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