Man shot during robbery in Waukegan

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A man was shot in the hand Wednesday night in north suburban Waukegan during arobbery.

Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 1000 block of Leith Avenue about 11 p.m. and founda man in his 20s who had been shot in the hand, according to the Waukegan Police Department.

He told police he was approached by a suspect who displayed a gun and demanded property. The gun discharged when he attempted to disarm the suspect, who rannorthbound.

The victim was treated at ahospital for non-life threatening injuries and released, police said.

The suspect is described as a black man in his teens or early 20s, between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10 with a medium build. He was wearing a red, white and blue t-shirt and denim shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call Waukegan police at (847) 360-9001.

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