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Man shot in leg during attempted robbery in Bolton Hill

A 29-year-old man was shot in the leg in an attempted robbery on Thursday, Baltimore police said.

The victim, who police did not identify, told investigators that at about 4:35 p.m. on Thursday, a black man in his 20s wearing a gray jacket approached him on the 300 block of McMechen St. in the Bolton Hill neighborhood. The man informed the victim he aimed to rob him and tried to, prompting a struggle. The victim pushed away and was shot in the leg. Police said the suspect fled while the victim ran to the 1700 block of Eutaw Place, where someone contacted police.

The victim was taken to an area hospital. Police did not know his condition but described the injuries as non-fatal.

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