GARY — An Illinois man was shot in the face during an attempted robbery Tuesday in Gary's Horace Mann neighborhood, police said.
Police responded about 6:15 p.m. to the area of Fifth Avenue and Roosevelt Street for a gunshot victim, Lt. Thomas Pawlak said.
The man, a 27-year-old from St. Charles, Ill., was shot during an attempted robbery, he said. The man was taken to Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus in Gary for treatment.
The circumstances surrounding the attempted robbery remained under investigation Tuesday night.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sgt. Michael Barnes at (219) 881-1210. To remain anonymous, call (866) CRIME-GP.