By CBS Baltimore Staff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 26-year-old man was shot early Friday during an attempted robbery in Northeast Baltimore, authorities said.

About 3:50 a.m., officers were called to a shooting on Woodbourne Avenue near The Alameda, where they found the victim shot in the leg, Baltimore Police said.

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The 26-year-old was taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

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Based on a preliminary investigation, police believe the victim was walking in the area when two people tried to rob him.

The victim told police he tried to run away, but after hearing a popping sound, he realized he had been shot.

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Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at 410-396-2444 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

CBS Baltimore Staff