A man was shot and critically wounded during a robbery early Monday in the West Town neighborhood.

The 27-year-old was walking in an alley at 12:56 a.m. in the 1800 block of West Erie when a male walked up and robbed him before opening fire, according to Chicago Police.

He took himself to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the face, police said. He was transferred to Stroger Hospital.