ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A man is expected to survive after being shot outside a south St. Louis County business early Tuesday morning.

According to a spokesperson for the St. Louis County Police Department, the shooting happened in the 8100 block of New Hampshire Avenue around 3:45 a.m. Officers arrived to find a man in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound.

Investigators learned the victim and another person were outside on a break when unidentified individuals entered the parking lot and started breaking into parked cars. The victim confronted the suspects and was shot, police said.

The suspects ran from the lot and drove off in a car. Police said they do not have a description of the vehicle.

The victim was brought to a local hospital.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the St. Louis County Police Department at 314-638-5550. If a tipster wants to remain anonymous or be eligible for a cash reward, they can contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.