Police: Man shot outside home during attempted robbery

Man shot during attempted robbery

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — A man was shot early Tuesday morning after an attempted robbery in New Kensington, officials said.

The man told investigators he was standing outside his home when a dark colored SUV pulled up and a man got out and tried to rob him, police said. He ran and heard a loud bang before realizing he was shot.

Officers were called about 1 a.m. to Fairmont Drive and found the victim with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was taken to a hospital.

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Investigators said the victim did not recognize the man who tried to rob him and believe it was an isolated incident.