RODEO -- A man in his mid-20s was critically injured when he was shot several times in the abdomen and neck Thursday night, authorities said.

The shooting was reported at 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Dempsey Way and Mariposa Street, in a neighborhood that abuts the Conoco Phillips refinery. Deputies arriving found the victim shot multiple times, according to Sgt. Xavier Shabazz of the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office.

He was airlifted to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where he was in critical condition Friday morning, Shabazz said.

Two men were seen running from the scene, but it is not clear if they were involved in the shooting, Shabazz said. Deputies are investigating.