Bibb County Sheriff Deputies responded to a call of an attempted armed robbery just before 7:00 AM. at 3109 Hillcrest Ave; Hornet Store. When deputies arrived they made contact with the victim 50 year old Nirmal Prashant. It was reported Prashant was attempting to open the store when two men run up behind him, grabbing him. Prashant threw a lock at the men to defend himself. One of the men then fired several shots in his direction. Prashant was struck in the left leg. After firing the shots the two men fled the area. Prashant was transported to the hospital for treatment. His injuries are non-life threatening.

The suspects did not obtain any items from Prashant.

The two suspects were described as black males wearing all black with hoodies coving their face.

This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.