Amarillo Police Officers are investigating a shooting that took place Tuesday evening.

Officers were sent to the area of northeast 24th Avenue and Echo street and found a 45-year-old male with a gunshot wound. 

Several witnesses to the shooting stated the suspects left the scene in a red or maroon Jeep Cherokee.

There were also other reported witnesses to the shooting but left the area before officers were able to make contact.

The victim was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.   

Amarillo PD Detectives from the Violent Crimes Squad is asking for anyone who was a witness or who might have information about the shooting to call 806-378-9468; or Crimestoppers at 374-4400, if they wish to remain anonymous.