A man was shot in the leg and robbed in Hillcrest overnight, police said.
The 31-year-old victim was walking in the 3700 block of Sixth Avenue between Pennsylvania and Robinson avenues a little before 12:30 a.m., according to investigators. While he was talking on his cell phone, a man came up from behind and demanded the victim's fanny pack he was carrying, San Diego Officer Tony Martinez said.
The area is a fairly quiet part of the neighborhood, mostly occupied by businesses that were closed at the time, including the Lotus Thai and Tajima Ramen Bar restaurants, and the Record City shop.
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When the man refused the demand, the suspect pulled out a gun and shot him in the leg, then took the fanny pack and fled, Martinez said.
The victim was taken to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries, according to the police.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting was asked call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477, where tips can be called in anonymously.