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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.

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The circumstances surrounding the attempted robbery remained under investigation Tuesday night.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sgt. Michael Barnes at (219) 881-1210. To remain anonymous, call (866) CRIME-GP.

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