Police: Man shot during attempted chain-snatching

Police say the victim was walking on 47th Street and Third Avenue around 3 a.m. when three armed men allegedly tried to snatch his chain.

Police say the victim was walking on 47th Street and Third Avenue around 3 a.m. when three armed men allegedly tried to snatch his chain. (9/3/16)

BROOKLYN - Police say a man was shot in the leg as suspects tried to steal a chain from around his neck early Saturday morning.  

Police say the victim was walking on 47th Street and Third Avenue around 3 a.m. when three armed men allegedly tried to snatch his chain. When the victim resisted, he was shot in the right leg, police say.

The victim was taken to Lutheran Hospital, where he is in stable condition.

Police have no description of the suspects.

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