Man shot during robbery in Avondale on Thursday afternoon

Approximate location of the shooting | Multiplottr

A 19-year-old man was shot when he fought back against a would-be robber in the Avondale neighborhood on Thursday afternoon, police said. No one is in custody.

The victim was on the 3200 block of North Drake when the offender walked up, pulled out a handgun, and demanded his valuables around 4:45 p.m., according to police records. A fight broke out between the men and the offender fired a shot, striking the victim in his neck.

Police said the gunman, a Hispanic man wearing a blue hoodie, may have run into an alley between Melrose and School streets.

An ambulance transported the victim to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where his condition stabilized.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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