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Man shot during robbery at bus station

Updated: September 17, 2012 12:03PM



A man was shot Sunday night during an attempted robbery on a South Shore neighborhood street.

The man was walking in the 2100 block of East 79th Street at 9:44 p.m. when two men approached, produced a weapon and attempted to rob him, police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said. Police initially stated the shooting occurred near 79th and Chappel Avenue at a CTA bus station.

The man, whose age was not immediately available, began running and was shot, sustaining a graze wound to his left ankle, police said. The suspects fled south on Clyde Avenue.

Paramedics took the man in good condition to Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, police said.

Both suspects were described as black and between 20-25. One was 6 feet with a light complexion, short black hair and wearing a white hooded sweatshirt. The second man was 5-foot-9 with a short black afro, wearing a shirt with black and white stripes on the front and a jacket.

Police have made no arrests as of Monday morning.



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