Man robbed then shot in the hand in Japantown

A man was robbed and then shot in the hand in Japantown on Sunday night, police Sgt. Danielle Newman said.

The 30-year-old victim had just left a restaurant when he was accosted by two men near Post and Buchanan streets about 10:10 p.m., Newman said. The suspects proceeded to take the victim's jewelry, wallet and cash.

It appears the victim may have tried to fight back, Newman said, and that was when one of the suspects fired three gunshots at him.

The victim was struck in the hand and a friend drove him to the hospital. The injury was not life threatening.

The suspects fled the scene in a silver sedan and no arrests have been made. Although many witnesses remained on the scene, the best description police could get was that the suspects were men in their 20s wearing dark clothing.

Police later contacted the victim at the hospital, Newman said.

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