Man shot in Belmont Central robbery attempt

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A 32-year-old man was shot by one of three people who tried to rob him early Friday in the Belmont Central neighborhood on the Northwest Side, according to Chicago Police.

About 4 a.m., he was walking in the 3200 block of North Austin when the trio confronted him, demanding his cash and cellphone, police said.

When the man told them he had nothing, one of them shot him in the leg, police said.

An acquaintance drove him to Community First Medical Center and he was transferred to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

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