A 73-year-old clerk was shot during an attempted robbery Saturday at the Clintonville Market, 4440 Indianola Ave.

A 73-year-old clerk was shot during an attempted robbery Saturday at the Clintonville Market, 4440 Indianola Ave.

According to Columbus police, a man entered the convenience store around 5:15 p.m. He displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk.

The man then shot the clerk, Faiq Mohamed Haboul, of Grove City, and fled the store without any money.

Haboul was taken to Riverside Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. Police said he is expected to recover.

Columbus police spokeswoman Amanda Ford said Monday that police don't have a suspect, and it is not known why the man chose to shoot Haboul.

The shooter is described as a black man between the ages of 20 and 23. He was between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall and estimated to weigh between 160 and 170 pounds.

The man's hair was pulled back into a small pony tail. He had pierced ears and was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a blue bandana over his face.

Following the shooting, the man was seen getting into a late 1980s model Ford Escort, which had plastic covering over the driver's side window, a loud muffler and was painted gray, black and silver in a camouflage pattern.

Police are asking anyone with information on the shooting to call the Columbus Police Robbery Squad at (614) 645-4545 or Crime Stoppers at (614) 645-8477.