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Man Shot During Attempted Robbery

WILMINGTON -- A Wilmington man is recovering from a gun shot wound to his ankle. Police say he was shot after exchanging gun fire with a man who tried to rob him.

Police say 26-year-old Matt Hearn was getting out of this truck, when a man pulled out a gun and demanded all his money.

Police say Hearn gave the man his wallet, but no money was inside, so the robber demanded Hearn drive him to the ATM.

That's when Hearn went to the other side of his Ford Ranger, pretended to go through his bag looking for his keys, but instead pulled out a gun.

Police say the robber fired at Hearn, and Hearn fired back. When police arrived on the scene, the robber was gone.

Reported by Kacey Gaumer

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