A man told North Charleston police officers that he was walking to a store Sunday night when he was shot by a robber.

Responding to a call at 7:34 p.m. on Ranger Drive, officers from the North Charleston Police Department found the victim with a single gunshot wound to his left forearm. The community is just northwest of the Dorchester Road interchange with Interstate 26.

The man, who wasn’t immediately named by the authorities, told investigators that he was “walking to the store” when a black, bald-headed man came up to him.

"The suspect demanded his belongings and began to check his pockets," Spencer Pryor, police spokesman, said in a statement. "The victim then began to struggle with him at which time he discharged a single shot from a black handgun."

The gunman ran down Alabama Drive, according to the police. He was described as about 5 foot, 10 inches tall, 150 pounds and about 25 years old. He was wearing a black jacket and blue jeans at the time of the robbery, the victim told officers.

The wounded man was transported to Medical University Hospital.