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North Ruimveldt man shot during escape from criminals

A man was shot and injured as he tried to escape from two men who pounced on him early Saturday morning as he was about to enter his yard.

Clifton Anderson, 50,  told police that about 1:45 Saturday morning he was about to enter his North Ruimveldt yard in his motor vehicle when he was confronted by two men.

Anderson said that as he was about to reverse the vehicle to drive away, one of the men opened fire.

Anderson said he sustained gunshot wounds to his back and right knew.

He has been admitted to a city hospital, even as police continue their investigations.