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Lancaster gunshot victim is robbery suspect

A man found with a gunshot wound in Lancaster turned out to be a suspect in a nearby restaurant holdup on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011.

August 23, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man found with a gunshot wound in Lancaster turned out to be a suspect in a nearby restaurant holdup.

The man was found Monday night with a gunshot wound to the leg in the intersection of Avenue I and Beech Avenue Monday night.

Police responded after the man called for paramedics, but after talking to him, they decided his story wasn't adding up.

After investigating, authorities determined he was a suspect in a restaurant robbery.

The man was taken to an area hospital for surgery.

Police are still investigating how the man was shot.