Man shot during attempted armed robbery on Heckle Street

Man shot during attempted armed robbery on Heckle Street

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - A 27-year-old man was shot Friday afternoon during an attempted armed robbery, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

The victim was standing in front of a house on the 1900 block of Heckle Street around 1:40 p.m. when an unknown man came up, pulled out a handgun and tried to rob him, according to the sheriff's office.

The robber shot the victim in the elbow, deputies said. The victim was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center for medical treatment.

Deputies are searching for a slim-built man wearing a white hoodie and blue jeans.

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