Police: Man shot in the face during robbery in west Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A 27-year-old man told Wichita police he was shot in the face during a robbery on the city's west side. 

Officers were originally called at around 7 a.m. Wednesday to a shooting at Central and Ridge, but after further investigation, a scene was located in the 500 block of South Florence. That's near Kellogg and West Street. 

Officer Paul Cruz said police contacted the victim at a local hospital and he told them a suspect demanded money and then shot him in the face. The suspect took personal property and fled the area. 

Cruz later said the shooting was drug related. 

A citizen took the victim to the hospital, where he was being treated for serious injuries. 

A description of the suspect was not provided. Anyone with information is asked to call WPD detectives at (316) 268-4407 or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111.