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Driver crashes into church after being shot in attempted robbery, police say

A man crashed into a church on Tue., March 28, 2017, after being shot in an attempted robbery, police said.

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LOS ANGELES -- Detectives Wednesday searched for a group of robbers who shot a man at a gas station in a residential section of the city, CBS Los Angeles reports.

According to police, the incident unfolded shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday when three armed men attempted to rob the victim outside a convenience store at a Chevron gas station.

A fight broke out and the victim was shot multiple times.

He tried to escape by driving away from the scene, but subsequently crashed his car about a half-mile away into the side of a pharmacy and a church.

There was a group of people inside of the church, but no one was injured.

Paramedics transported the victim to a hospital to treat gunshot wounds. He remains listed in stable condition.

A description of the robbers has not been provided.