A man was shot early Friday during a robbery on Akronís west side, police said.

The man, 48, was being treated at Akron General Medical Center for a bullet wound to his shoulder.

Police say the man was walking home on South Hawkins Avenue near Thurston Street at about 5 a.m. when a silver SUV, possibly a Lincoln Navigator, stopped near him and four men exited.

During a struggle, one man fired a shot, injuring the victim. The group then drove away.

Police could not provide a detailed description of the group. Anyone with information is asked to call Akron police at 330-375-2490. Anonymous tips may be left via the Internet at http://akronohio.gov/asp/tip.html.