Police: Armed robbery victim shot when he tried "swatting" the gun and it discharged

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting that occurred during an armed robbery early Sunday morning, December 7th.

It happened shortly after 1:00 a.m. in the 700 block of N. Milwaukee Street.

Police say a 27-year-old Milwaukee man was approached in an alley by an individual armed with a handgun, demanding money.

The victim attempted to swat the gun away, when it discharged -- striking him.

The man was taken to the hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

The suspect fled the scene on foot and remains at large.