NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man was shot during a robbery attempt outside a South Nashville home early Thursday morning.

The shooting happened around 5 a.m. at a home in the 2700 block of Fannie Williams Street off Nolensville Road.

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Fannie Williams Street shooting
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Metro police reported the victim was shot in the leg as he exited his house by someone who attempted to rob him. The shooter then ran from the scene, according to Metro police.

The victim was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

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The victim told officers he was inside sleeping when he heard a noise in his driveway. When he went outside to investigate, he saw the suspect dragging a rolling car jack down his driveway, according to Metro police.

He reportedly recognized the suspect as a homeless man from the area and confronted him. He tried to stop the man from taking the jack, which resulted in a physical struggle for the item.

The victim said the man pulled out a handgun and began to shoot at the victim and a witness. He shot the victim in the hip while the witness was able to wrestle the gun away from the suspect, according to Metro police. The gunman then ran off toward Coleman Park.

He was described by Metro police as a white man with brown hair, 5 feet 4 inches tall and 120 pounds. He was wearing a gray shirt and black jogging pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

No additional information was immediately released.