Man shot during robbery attempt in Lyndale

A man was shot in the leg during a robbery attempt Tuesday night near 35th St. W. and Pleasant Ave. S.

A police notice about the incident said it happened just before 9 p.m. The victim didn’t think the suspect was serious about the robbery and made a comment, the notice said. Then the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the right leg.

Police found the victim on the ground bleeding. He was transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center.

The suspect was described as a 20-year-old black male, just shy of six feet, medium build, dark complexion with short, shaved hair. 

Anyone with information about this incident or any other crime can call the Minneapolis Police Department tips line at 612-692-8477.