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A man was shot and robbed Thursday afternoon outside a gas station on Detroit’s west side, according to police.

The 25-year-old victim had an altercation with the suspect around 2:20 p.m. on the 13300 block of Dexter, police said in a statement. It wasn’t immediately clear what sparked the confrontation.

The suspect “then pulled out a .45 caliber handgun and shot the victim several times,” the release read.

“The victim was robbed of a gold chain,” Officer Keisha Beasley-Dorsey said.

Medics transported the 25-year-old to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition late Thursday, police said. He was shot three to four times, Beasley-Dorsey said.

Investigators described the suspect as 25-30 years old, 5-foot-6, with a slim build and dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-1040.

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