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55-year-old man shot in leg in Washington Park neighborhood

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A man was shot Thursday night during a robbery attempt in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side.

The 55-year-old was in a vehicle about 7:15 p.m. in the 200 block of East 55th Place when people approached and tried to rob him, Chicago Police said.

Someone pulled out a gun and fired a shot, which struck the man in his leg, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized.