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A man shot during a robbery midday today a few blocks east of downtown was in serious condition at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo police reported this afternoon.

The victim, a man in his late 50s, was found shot in the abdomen at about 12:10 p.m. at William Street and Iroquois Alley, according to initial reports from the scene. Iroquois runs north from William, between Michigan and Jefferson avenues.

Police have not released the man’s name.

Investigators said the victim was robbed of money.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call or text the Police Confidential TIPCALL Line at 847-2255 or e-mail the department at www.bpdny.org.