Two people, described by police as a man and a woman, were shot, one of them critically, this afternoon less than a block from St. Philip's College on the east side, 1200 WOAI news reports.

The shooting happened behind a home in the 1500 block of Montana.

Detectives are looking for a man who may have made his getaway on foot, and may have fled in a red Mazda.

One of the victims suffered wounds which are life threatening.

No word on a motive for the shooting.

The city's east side has seen several shootings in the past two weeks, in an outbreak of violence which has caught the attention of police detectives.