Auburn Police are looking for three masked men who tried to rob another man after the victim thought he was hooking up with a woman in the city.

The victim thought he was talking with female on Facebook and showed up in the area of Bellevue Place where he was confronted by three men, one of them carrying a weapon.

The victim struggled with his attackers and one shot was fired from the gun and then he fled on foot. He was chased by the suspects, but he made it to a nearby home for help and the resident there called police.

Witnesses in the neighborhood confirmed hearing the sound of gunfire to supports the victim's report. The Facebook contact appeared to have been an intentional ploy used to bring the victim to the area and the motive appears to be robbery.

Anyone with information on the suspects isbeing asked to contact Detective Jeffrey Mead at 255-4702.

 

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