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Police: Man hit with gun, shot during attempted cell phone theft

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Police in Charlotte are investigating after a man was assaulted and shot during an attempted cell phone theft on Sunday evening.

According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, officers were called to the 2600-block of Columbus Circle around 6:27 p.m. Sunday night.  This is in west Charlotte.

Police say someone attempted to take Josue Hernandez's phone during a robbery.

When the armed robber was unable to get the phone, he was hit with a gun and then shot, according to the report.

Hernandez was transported to Carolinas Medical Center-Main to be treated for his injuries.  He is expected to recover.

No arrests have been made.

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