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TMCNet:  BRIEF: Man shot, robbed near Chicago's 911 center

[February 28, 2013]

BRIEF: Man shot, robbed near Chicago's 911 center

Feb 28, 2013 (Chicago Tribune - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- A man was shot in the leg as he struggled with a robber a block from the 911 call center on the West Side, police said.

The robbery happened about 11:55 p.m. Wednesday in the 1500 block of West Madison Street, about a block from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

Someone approached the 24-year-old man from behind and demanded his wallet. The man tried to fight off the attacker and was shot, police said.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the thigh.

Police didn't have a description of the attacker, except that he was wearing a gray hoodie. Twitter: @peternickeas ___ (c)2013 the Chicago Tribune Visit the Chicago Tribune at Distributed by MCT Information Services

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