LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man was shot while attempting to rob a woman downtown Tuesday night, according to police. 

Louisville Metro Police spokesperson Alicia Smiley said a woman was getting into her car at Fifth and Liberty when a man, who appeared to have a weapon, demanded her purse and money. 

Police say the woman pulled a gun from her purse and shot him, and he ran away. 

While he was running near PNC Plaza, someone on the street saw he was bleeding and called EMS, police said. He was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

Police say the woman saw officers in the area and stopped to tell them she thought she had shot someone. 

Officers questioned the woman and the investigation is ongoing, but no one has been charged yet. 

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