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69-year-old man shot in South Chicago

Police are warning Northwest Side residents about a series of recent vehicle thefts in the Norwood Park and Edison Park neighborhoods. | Sun-Times file photo

A 69-year-old man was shot Sunday night in the South Chicago neighborhood.

He was standing in an alley about 10 p.m. in the 2200 block of East 84th Street when a male approached him and announced a robbery, Chicago Police said.

The 69-year-old grabbed for the male’s gun, which went off, and he suffered gunshot wound to his face and a graze wound to his left hand, police said. He took himself to South Shore Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.