A man was shot in the face during an attempted vehicle theft Friday night in Allentown, police said.

It happened around 10:30 p.m. in the 800 block of South Filmore Street when a man with a gun came to a vehicle with two people in it and tried to steal it.

The two people in the vehicle sped off. The man fired the gun and hit a 20-year-old man in the car in the face, police said.

The victim admitted himself to the hospital and is expected to recuperate, according to police.

As of Saturday morning, police have no description of the suspect.