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Springs police investigating attempted robbery that led to shooting

Posted at 6:07 AM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 08:07:40-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs police said a man was shot late Tuesday night in an attempted robbery near Mitchell High School.

Officers said it happened around 11:28 p.m. when a witness told police a Hispanic man asked the victim for money in the 1300 block of Potter Drive. When he refused, the witness said the suspect pulled a gun and shot the victim.

The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and released later that night. The suspect, who was also seen with a white male and white female, ran away from the scene. Police do not have any other information about the suspect or the two people that were with him.

Anyone with information about the incident should call CSPD at 719-444-7000 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP.