Man shot in leg after hold-up attempt

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By Jenny Arnold

A Lancaster man told police that he was shot in the leg during a robbery attempt early Thursday.

Lancaster Police Department officers responded to a home on Central Avenue about 12:50 a.m. Thursday and found the 27-year-old man lying on the porch.

The man told police that he was walking home and a burgundy SUV pulled up beside him, according to an incident report.

He told police a man with his face covered up got out of the SUV and said, “Give it up.”

The victim said he told the assailant he did not have any money on him and pulled everything out of his pockets. Another assailant inside the SUV told the man to lift his shirt, so he took his shirt off and threw it on the ground.

The victim said he started to walk off and heard a shot. The assailant jumped back into the SUV and the vehicle headed toward the Midway area, the report said.

The victim was shot in the right knee. He hobbled away and approached another man walking his dog on Central Avenue for help, the report said.

The victim told police he was shot with a large, black gun, possibly a .40-caliber. Officers found a .45-caliber shell casing where the victim said the incident happened.

The victim was taken by Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services to the emergency room of Springs Memorial Hospital.

Anyone with information about the incident may call the Lancaster Police Department at 283-1171 or the department’s anonymous tip line at 289-6040.

Contact senior reporter Jenny Arnold at (803) 283-1151 or at jarnold@thelancasternews.com