Would-be robbers lose patience, shoot victim in thigh - CBS46 News

Would-be robbers lose patience, shoot victim in thigh

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Police are searching for two men who shot a man in the thigh after he apparently took too long to hand over his valuables.

According to Sgt. James Polite of the Atlanta Police Department, the victim said he was walking near the former English Avenue Elementary School, which is now a community facility, when two men approached him and asked him for his belongings.

"They didn't wait. They shot him, and then he (the victim) took off running," Polite said.

Neighbors called 911 when they heard the man screaming for help near the playground area. The victim was able to give officers a vague description of the would-be robbers.

"Two African American males, one has dreads, one low haircut, and that's about all we have right now. They're armed with a weapon," Polite said.

Paramedics rushed the man to Grady Memorial Hospital where he is being treated. Authorities have not released the victim's name.

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