BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Police are investigating after a shooting in an apartment complex parking lot.

Officers responded to the 1300 block of Beaumont Court at 10:30 Wednesday night. They found a 35-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. Police say he was conscious and alert when he was taken to Duke Hospital.

Witnesses say a verbal altercation that did not involve the victim happened in the parking lot of the Beaumont Apartments moments before shots were fired.

Police say the suspect was last seen running towards the back of the apartments towards Holly St. and Evans St.

The Burlington Police Department asks anyone with information to call the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500, or to anonymously submit a tip by calling Alamance County-Wide Crime Stoppers at (336) 229-7100 or text 8398 to 274637.