Man shot, robbed near Chicago's 911 center

TheftJohn H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

A man was shot in the leg as he struggled with a robber a block from the 911 call center on the West Side, police said.

The robbery happened about 11:55 p.m. Wednesday in the 1500 block of West Madison Street, about a block from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications. 

Someone approached the 24-year-old man from behind and demanded his wallet. The man tried to fight off the attacker and was shot, police said.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the thigh. 

Police didn't have a description of the attacker, except that he was wearing a gray hoodie. 

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