Food delivery man shot during attempted robbery in Washington Park

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A man delivering fried chicken in the Washington Park neighborhood was shot during an attempted robbery Saturday afternoon on the South Side.

The delivery man, 39, got out of his car to deliver chicken to a customer about 12:40 p.m. near South Prairie and East 57th, when a male approached, pulled out a gun and announced a robbery, police said.

The would-be robber opened fire, striking the delivery man in the abdomen, police said. He then ran off without stealing anything.

The delivery man then went back to his place of employment and they took him to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. He was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

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