Miami-Dade County

Woman shot in leg after tussle with armed robber in Southwest Miami-Dade

A woman walking home from a nearby store in Southwest Miami-Dade Thursday morning was shot in the leg after a robber demanded her purse, according to police.

Xiu Li Wang was walking in the area of Southwest 80th Street and 72nd Avenue at about 11:30 a.m. when a man carrying a gun approached her, police said.

After an altercation, the robber shot her in the leg and took her purse, police said.

Wang was taken to South Miami Hospital in stable condition.

The robber was seen heading eastbound on Southwest 80th Street in a white, four-door Chevrolet.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff