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RPD investigating Friday shooting on North Main Street

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A Roswell Police Department officer places crime scene tape around an area of sidewalk in front of a hotel in the 2300 block of North Main Street. Police are investigating a shooting reported shortly before 5 p.m. Friday. North Main Street between Country Club Road and 23rd Street was closed briefly in both directions while investigators handled the crime scene, according to a statement from Todd Wildermuth, public information officer for RPD. (Juno Ogle Photo)

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A Roswell Police Department officer walks to the rear of a building in the 2300 block of North Main Street where other law enforcement officers responded to a report of a shooting shortly before 5 p.m. Friday. (Juno Ogle Photo)

The Roswell Police Department is working to identify the person who shot and robbed a man late Friday afternoon behind a vacant building in the 2300 block of North Main Street.

The victim, a 64-year-old man believed to be homeless, was shot in the face and hand by a single gunshot. He was transported to a hospital with injuries not expected to be life-threatening, according to a Saturday news release from Todd Wildermuth, the public information officer for the Roswell Police Department.

The suspect is described as a white man of average build with blond hair. He is estimated to be in his 20s or 30s. He is alleged to have taken the victim’s backpack and to have fled northbound in a vehicle, the description of which remains unconfirmed.

The shooting occurred shortly before 5 p.m. behind a building that once was a Lovelace medical clinic.

According to the news release, the victim then walked across Main Street to a restaurant, and police and emergency medical personnel were called.

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Anyone with information that could be pertinent to the case is asked to call the Roswell Police Department at 575-624-6770 or Chaves County Crime Stoppers at 888-594-TIPS.

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