Man shot during attempted robbery at Memorial Park

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Authorities are investigating after a man was shot during an attempted robbery at Memorial Park Friday night.

Police say the victim was near the War Memorial around 7 p.m. when he was approached by the suspect. The suspect demanded the victim’s phone and wallet at gunpoint, according to authorities. The victim told police the suspect then grabbed him with one hand and a struggle between the two ensued. At this time, the gun went off, striking the victim in his right thigh, according to authorities.

The victim was able to drive himself to Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and later released.

The suspect, who was wearing a black half mask with a white skull on it, a red sweatshirt, black pants, and gray Nike Air Jordans, ran away from the area, according to police.

Authorities searched the area but could not locate the suspect.

The investigation is ongoing.

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